Disney buys Marvel for $4 billion

  • kinetic

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    Aug 31, 2009 6:55 PM GMT
    T.T

    http://www.reuters.com/article/ousiv/idUSN3143303120090831

    I hope comic books and movies don't become lame.
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    Aug 31, 2009 9:41 PM GMT
    Disney the great pimps of the entertainment world.....will soon whore out MARVEL.

    GO MICKEY MOUSE!!

    LOL
  • AlexGuess

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    Aug 31, 2009 10:25 PM GMT
    Mwahaha icon_twisted.gif
    Disney's mafia keeps owning icon_smile.gif
    anyways I'm a big disney fan icon_smile.gif *goes to hide*
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    Aug 31, 2009 10:32 PM GMT
    Yeah, I don't want to see Miley Cyrus or whatever teen queen starring in any of my Marvel comic adaptations. And I know that they are likely to put her, Demi Lovato, and the Jonas Brothers on the soundtrack of the movies.icon_evil.gif

    Marvel was doing well, why did they sell out to Disney? Disney has the tendency to sanitize things and make things have a happy ending.
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    Aug 31, 2009 10:57 PM GMT
    I think Disney just wants the intellectual property, and the revenue stream from product licensing.

    I don't think the comics will change much. Movies will most likely be affected though. They'll probably want to do things in-house, and not let other studios produce/release future Marvel based movies.
  • kinetic

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    Sep 01, 2009 1:05 AM GMT
    I don't get why they feel they needed to sell in the 1st place. I also think that they're worth more than what they sold for.
    I guess only time will tell...icon_rolleyes.gif
  • AlexGuess

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    Sep 01, 2009 2:03 AM GMT
    I really don't think the creative team of Marvel will change a bit, after all Disney is a massive company, knows lots of merchandising shit, they've lasted all this years after all, and still are one of the most important (If they're not #1) producers of all times.
    Disney will conquer all the media icon_twisted.gificon_lol.gif
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    Sep 01, 2009 3:04 AM GMT
    Marvel represents enormous franchise potential which will probably never run dry. Iger is no fool and I seriously doubt he's going to ruin Marvel or it's characters.

    He's been assembling an impressive array of content from the Pixar acquisition (which is going to save the long foundering Disney animation studio), the distribution deal with Dreamworks, revival of Touchstone, and now the purchase of Marvel during a down market. I think in a few years time they're going to be king of the distributor hill once more.
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    Sep 01, 2009 3:14 AM GMT
    must disney have their hand in everything? now we are going to get some Jonus brother as spiderman.
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    Sep 01, 2009 3:18 AM GMT
    danno saidmust disney have their hand in everything? now we are going to get some Jonus brother as spiderman.


    That is exactly what I am bitching about. They will use the Marvel fanbase to promote their clones. My boyfriend joked that the Scarlet Witch will be against the Wizards of Waverly Place. Or Zac Effron will be Quicksilver or some other X-men character.
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    Sep 01, 2009 3:20 AM GMT
    As long as they dont mess with the characters, or turn the characters and/or stories into a fluffy poodle, Im cool. As mentioned above, Im thinking they just want the $$.
  • Mepark

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    Sep 01, 2009 6:55 AM GMT
    Are some people still unaware what type of company Disney is??? Do you see the Jonas Brothers on ESPN or ABC, or fairy tale movies at Miramax and Touchstone.....all Disney owned.

    Marvel is being acquired by The Walt Disney COMPANY, not Walt Disney Animation.
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    Sep 01, 2009 7:16 AM GMT
    kinetic saidT.T

    http://www.reuters.com/article/ousiv/idUSN3143303120090831

    I hope comic books and movies don't become lame.


    Disney owns miramax, they made Kill bill.. I don't think you have anything to worry about with your comics going vanilla.

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    Sep 01, 2009 7:47 AM GMT
    Im not a big fan of Disney! Marvel sold out and I think their movies will suffer do to "Disney Thinking"
  • jrs1

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    Sep 01, 2009 8:32 AM GMT

    FML ... it's bad enough that they are rumored to have Pixar ... now Marvel? argh.
  • mynyun

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    Sep 01, 2009 8:36 AM GMT
    kinetic saidT.T

    http://www.reuters.com/article/ousiv/idUSN3143303120090831

    I hope comic books and movies don't become lame.


    News flash the comics are lame.


    Not because they simply are comics but the stories lately SUCK.!! I've been collecting.
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    Sep 06, 2009 10:25 PM GMT
    No! Not Batman, damnit!
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    Sep 15, 2009 1:53 AM GMT
    Awww fuck. I don't wanna watch Spiderman 4: The Musical starring that fag from the HSM Series as....Kraven?

    I hope Disney doesn't fuck Marvel up. Even though I'm a DC fan, I don't wish this to anyone, especially since the new Disney is shit!!! icon_sad.gif
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    Sep 15, 2009 9:07 PM GMT
    What I understand is that Marvel has six months to back out of the deal. It really doesn't seem a surprise that something like this happened since Marvel started selling the books for $4 each. That's just insane.

    Some of the crossovers I have seen listed are:

    Snow White and the seven Skrulls.

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    Beauty and the Modok

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    Doctor Strange's sorcerer apprentice.

    Here's more:

    http://www.woot.com/Blog/ViewEntry.aspx?Id=9080

    I seriously think that it will be a very long time for Howard the Duck to make another appearance seeing as Disney tried to sue Marvel over the character looking like Donald Duck.

    Ah, well, until Hanna Montana joins the Avengers make mine Marvel... but not really.

    Nuff said.
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    Sep 15, 2009 9:29 PM GMT
    I don't think this will effect Marvel one bit.

    If it does I hope Disney suits make Joe Quesada fire that hack Matt Fraction from Uncanny X-Men and give the damned book to Kyle and Yost, so long as they don't get too dark!
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    Sep 15, 2009 9:37 PM GMT
    Its all over the local news here in Miami and Orlando. Now Harry Potter is slated for Spring of 10. Looking forward to that at Universal's Islands!
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    Sep 16, 2009 2:34 AM GMT
    growingbig saidIt really doesn't seem a surprise that something like this happened since Marvel started selling the books for $4 each. That's just insane.


    I know right?
    I've read Joe Q's reasons, but I think it's crap. That leaked tape of the exec from the stockholders meeting says it all - they are doing the cell phone/cable provider thing and just attempting to financially abuse their clientele in order to improve the bottom line. It's the few at the top protecting themselves on the backs of many.
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    Sep 16, 2009 2:42 AM GMT
    Oh NOES! where is spider man .. er carnage when you need him?
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    Sep 16, 2009 7:54 AM GMT
    jprichva said$4???

    Your grampaw here remembers when they cost 12 cents.


    Did they write them on clay tablets? icon_rolleyes.gif
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    Sep 16, 2009 11:48 AM GMT
    They claim every thing from paper costs to shipping to star talent per page fees. Whatever. If they'd just treat them as intellectual property and make them into PDFs you could download on iTunes for $1 or $1.25 or $1.50, they'd go back to selling 800000 copies of Uncanny a month instead of 80000.