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Disney Buys Marvel: The World Ends

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Sure it makes sense. But the fact that the mouse and the wolverine are now owned by the same company is as depressing as it is inevitable.

Will they keep their hands off of the comics? Will there be new rules to make Marvel even more family-friendly? I don’t know what the ramifications are yet, but I don’t like this one bit…

The only possible upside is the return of Uncle Scrooge Comics. Otherwise, I’m terrified of Mickey popping up at Avengers headquarters, or the X-men taking on a crazed Launchpad McQuack. (No, wait, that might be genius.) Most of all, I don’t want Psylocke and Jean Grey to become part of the Disney Princesses collection.

The article is here.

[Thanks to fellow PopTenGuy Andrew Monkelban for the heads up!]

6 thoughts on “Disney Buys Marvel: The World Ends”

  1. Rachel says:

    Personally, I would like to see Ariel and Wolverine hook up. Just a thought Disney!!!

  2. Rachel says:

    Personally, I would like to see Ariel and Wolverine hook up. Just a thought Disney!!!

  3. Jamie says:

    Two things:

    1) Disney lowballed Marvel, IMHO. The long-term strategic value of those IPs, from Wolverine to Stan Lee’s aviators, is much higher.

    2) The upside to all this is a badass Marvel theme park.

  4. Jamie says:

    Two things:

    1) Disney lowballed Marvel, IMHO. The long-term strategic value of those IPs, from Wolverine to Stan Lee’s aviators, is much higher.

    2) The upside to all this is a badass Marvel theme park.

  5. Victor Pineiro says:

    A commenter at FirstShowing made a few great points: I’ve seen a lot of backlash against this acquisition, but I think it’s excellent news. If the working relationship between Disney and Marvel is anything like the one Disney has with Pixar, Marvel shouldn’t see much interference, only with the added benefit of Disney’s PR machine and Budget. Not to mention Disney-ABC, this frees up a lot of lesser-known (or even most popular) names in the Marvel library to be developed into television programs. Really excited to hear more.

  6. Victor Pineiro says:

    A commenter at FirstShowing made a few great points: I’ve seen a lot of backlash against this acquisition, but I think it’s excellent news. If the working relationship between Disney and Marvel is anything like the one Disney has with Pixar, Marvel shouldn’t see much interference, only with the added benefit of Disney’s PR machine and Budget. Not to mention Disney-ABC, this frees up a lot of lesser-known (or even most popular) names in the Marvel library to be developed into television programs. Really excited to hear more.

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