September 18, 2009
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Saw this on YouTube and just had to share.
September 1, 2009
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I’m going on record with this right now. If Marvel ever pulls a lame crossover with Marvel and Disney properties, I’m done. By that I mean for example Spidey and Hannah Montana in a team up book. That shenanigans would not stand with me. (The only exception might be a Kingdom Hearts style game with Marvel Ultimate Alliance characters and Disney characters. Kingdom Hearts was cool.)
That being said, this has the potential to be a good deal for Marvel. Disney provides some big money to back the comics and the films. Now with Disney on board it would be incredible if they could acquire the rights of Spider-Man from Sony and the X-Men from Fox. Imagine, eventually, bringing those properties into the current Marvel comic’verse. Disney might have the cash to bring all the Marvel properties under the Marvel Studios/Disney banner.
I’m not worried about Disney keeping the Marvel Studio intact. They’ve already proven they can leave other entities alone. Point in case is Pixar and Disney’s dirty little secret Miramax. I bet we can expect to see more Marvel movie promotion on both ABC and ESPN now though since they are also owned by Disney. All things being equal I’m tentatively excited by this news. If it doesn’t get screwed up its good for both Disney and Marvel. If it does get screwed up, expect Marvel to get royally screwed over.
Joe Quesada came out on Twitter and said the following:
“If you’re familiar with the Disney/Pixar relationship, then you’ll understand why this is a new dawn for Marvel and the comics industry.”
This comforts me to an extent. I’m not big fan of Quesada’s because of a few choices like ending Peter and MJ’s marriage, and the abolishment of Wovlerine smoking a cigar, but I do take some comfort from this Twitter post. IF this is how things actually pan out I can live with it. Disney let Pixar basically run their own show, so maybe Marvel will get to do the same.
The following news items have been released based on a conference call Disney put on following news breaking on this subject. These items are after the jump for those that are interested.
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August 31, 2009
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Big news coming from this morning. According to the New York Times, Disney worked out a deal to purchase Marvel Entertainment for $4 billion. Wow, that’s all I can say right now. Stay tuned for later today when we’ll give some opinion on this new deal.