Ohhhhhhh noooooooooo. Marvel is now going to be under new management. Disney. According to AP and every single legit news periodical out there. Disney has or will buy Marvel for 4 Billion dollars. That is all their catalog of characters. The whole shabang.
The Walt Disney Co. announced Monday that it has agreed to purchase comic book and action hero company Marvel Entertainment for about $4 billion.
The deal pairs a comic book publisher that just recently began to produce its own movies with one of the largest international media companies in the world.
"This is perfect from a strategic perspective," Disney Chief Executive Robert Iger told CNNMoney.com. "This treasure trove of over 5,000 characters offers Disney the ability to do what we do best."
Wow. This may be one of those deals that can really wrong in so many ways. All depends on how Disney approaches their purchase of Marvel comics. If they approach it with Hands off then everything will be fine. If they try to interfere and make the comics more goofy like and take the human real life drama out of the equation then it may totally end up sucking big time.
Many questions come to mind like will all those movies being planned based on Marvel characters from other studios be effected. Especially the plan to link all the Marvel characters in the upcoming Iron Man , Thor , Captain America into the Avenger movie.
Or how about other licensing like amusement parks. I wonder if now Universal Studios in Florida will have to get rid of their Marvel attractions or have to bite their lips and pay their arch rival for licensing of the characters.I mean I love the Hulk ride and the Spiderman virtual roller coaster ride is the bomb.