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08.31.2009

In a truly surprising Monday morning development, The Walt Disney Company announced that it has purchased Marvel Entertainment for the whopping price of $4 billion. According to the press release, "Disney will acquire ownership of Marvel including its more than 5,000 Marvel characters." Robert Iger, President of Disney said the deal combines "Marvel's strong global brand and world-renowned library of characters including Iron Man, Spider-Man, X-Men, Captain America, Fantastic Four and Thor with Disney's creative skills, unparalleled global portfolio of entertainment properties."

This obviously has a big impact on the future of the Marvel characters. As of now Marvel partners with Universal Studios and their "Islands of Adventure" including rides based on Spider-Man and Hulk. And obviously Marvel has a number of movies in development at studios other than Disney. I don't believe we'll see any big impact on either in the near future but what it means further down the line remains to be seen.

This news is still developing so as we learn more (and what it means to the future of Marvel), we'll update this story accordingly. For now, if you're interested, you can read the full press release here.

UPDATE - On the shareholder conference call, Disney said that all current and future film deals that were negotiated by Marvel will stay in place. They feel those deals were well developed and Disney has no intentions of trying to reclaim any of those properties for their film unit. For the time being. They do believe that it is "in our best interest if over time we ended up as the sole distributor of these theatrical release films."

UPDATE 2 - When asked about the possibility of a Marvel/Pixar team up, it was revealed that John Lasseter met with the key creative staff at Marvel last week and everyone got "pretty excited very fast." They said there is a "definite opportunity" for that kind of collaboration and that "exciting products" will come from that partnership.

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Source: JoBlo.com

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9:51PM on 09/01/2009
I'm curious/afraid that we wont be seeing characters explore darker sides of themselves. Are we going to get to see a rated R movie if need be or are we going to just get a movie that pushes the pg-13 boundries? Some characters aren't nice or pleasant for the kiddies and i wouldn't want them to soften them up, ya know? I agree with the pirate's comment, but would disney go as hard as say a Punisher movie would need to go?
I'm curious/afraid that we wont be seeing characters explore darker sides of themselves. Are we going to get to see a rated R movie if need be or are we going to just get a movie that pushes the pg-13 boundries? Some characters aren't nice or pleasant for the kiddies and i wouldn't want them to soften them up, ya know? I agree with the pirate's comment, but would disney go as hard as say a Punisher movie would need to go?
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9:55AM on 09/02/2009
As others have pointed out, Disney owns Miramax, which owns Dimension, and neither of those have any qualms about releasing R-rated flicks. So, technically, the films they've made been under the Disney banner. Don't worry, it'll be okay.
As others have pointed out, Disney owns Miramax, which owns Dimension, and neither of those have any qualms about releasing R-rated flicks. So, technically, the films they've made been under the Disney banner. Don't worry, it'll be okay.
9:31PM on 09/01/2009
I better not see wolverine break out into song and dance.
I better not see wolverine break out into song and dance.
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2:42PM on 09/01/2009

Cool

As long as they don't eventually have Spider-man shoot rainbows out his wrists and Wolverine pop forks and spoons intead of adimantium claws out of his fist.
As long as they don't eventually have Spider-man shoot rainbows out his wrists and Wolverine pop forks and spoons intead of adimantium claws out of his fist.
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6:39AM on 09/01/2009
this is cool news. at least marvel wont be having any financial trouble (we hope) in making more movies.
this is cool news. at least marvel wont be having any financial trouble (we hope) in making more movies.
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1:15AM on 09/01/2009

If only I bought more.

Financially I'm thrilled. However as far as the quality of movies is concerned well we will have to see. AS Disney as turned into pumping out crap over and over again. *cough* "Beverly Hills Chihuahua" "G-Force" more and more garbage, so I'm not holding my breath.
Financially I'm thrilled. However as far as the quality of movies is concerned well we will have to see. AS Disney as turned into pumping out crap over and over again. *cough* "Beverly Hills Chihuahua" "G-Force" more and more garbage, so I'm not holding my breath.
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12:45AM on 09/01/2009
Maybe now some villians will actually live through a movie now, lol.
Maybe now some villians will actually live through a movie now, lol.
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12:05AM on 09/01/2009

Warner Bros. has owned DC Comics since 1969

Stop crying.
Stop crying.
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11:39PM on 08/31/2009
Brer B8a brings up a good point regarding the Pirates flicks. Plus, it's not like many of the Marvel flicks were really hardcore to begin with. I'm okay with this. Look at it this way; at least Fox didn't buy them. THEN I'd be having a shit storm.
Brer B8a brings up a good point regarding the Pirates flicks. Plus, it's not like many of the Marvel flicks were really hardcore to begin with. I'm okay with this. Look at it this way; at least Fox didn't buy them. THEN I'd be having a shit storm.
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10:11PM on 08/31/2009

Grow Up Losers!

The only ones who are or will be pissed off at this Disney/Marvel merger are the Babymen who are afraid all their precious comics will be ALL AGES again! Comics were for all ages across the board when I grew up. They should be again.

This was a smart movie on Disney since it's the licensing of these characters are more valuable than the publishing end.
The only ones who are or will be pissed off at this Disney/Marvel merger are the Babymen who are afraid all their precious comics will be ALL AGES again! Comics were for all ages across the board when I grew up. They should be again.

This was a smart movie on Disney since it's the licensing of these characters are more valuable than the publishing end.
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10:09PM on 08/31/2009
OOO man stop bitching everyone. Why does everyone think Disney is going to cut off the balls of marvel movies. The Pirates movies were way more violent and risque than any of the spiderman movies or most of the other Marvel movies except for the Punisher so why would they be any different for the Marvel movies? Not much is going to change folks except for the theme parks probably. Universal must be shitting themselves.
OOO man stop bitching everyone. Why does everyone think Disney is going to cut off the balls of marvel movies. The Pirates movies were way more violent and risque than any of the spiderman movies or most of the other Marvel movies except for the Punisher so why would they be any different for the Marvel movies? Not much is going to change folks except for the theme parks probably. Universal must be shitting themselves.
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7:08PM on 08/31/2009

NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO

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7:01PM on 08/31/2009
Donald Duck / Howard the Duck... i see it happening
Donald Duck / Howard the Duck... i see it happening
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6:49PM on 08/31/2009

This could be sweet.

As long as they don't mess with the comics (and I doubt Disney will get involved with that side of things) I think this can only mean good things. DC have been leading for years with their animated spin offs thanks to a major studio being behind them. Although some of the Marvel cartoons have been good, they've always seemed a little cheap in comparison to Batman the Animated Series or Justice League. Now that there's the potential for two of the very best animation houses in the world (Disney
As long as they don't mess with the comics (and I doubt Disney will get involved with that side of things) I think this can only mean good things. DC have been leading for years with their animated spin offs thanks to a major studio being behind them. Although some of the Marvel cartoons have been good, they've always seemed a little cheap in comparison to Batman the Animated Series or Justice League. Now that there's the potential for two of the very best animation houses in the world (Disney and Pixar) to be producing Marvel cartoons, I think we're all in for a treat. Whilst I'm concerned at the way that a minority of big corporations are buying up everything, I have a feeling this may be good news for Marvel's cross-media platform as a whole. Just as long as they don't f*** with my Punisher Max!
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6:38PM on 08/31/2009

@Canto

They did that already, it was called "The Incredibles".
They did that already, it was called "The Incredibles".
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2:08AM on 09/01/2009
oooooohhhhhh yeaa. Haha that completely slipped my mind.
oooooohhhhhh yeaa. Haha that completely slipped my mind.
6:36PM on 08/31/2009
Why would Disney buy Marvel? Uhh, to make money maybe? I don't really see this as a problem, we'll still be getting the upcoming Marvel projects and maybe even really well funded other stuff. A Pixar/Marvel venture sounds pretty rad to me.
Why would Disney buy Marvel? Uhh, to make money maybe? I don't really see this as a problem, we'll still be getting the upcoming Marvel projects and maybe even really well funded other stuff. A Pixar/Marvel venture sounds pretty rad to me.
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6:21PM on 08/31/2009
I think we are looking at this in the wrong light. A Howard The Duck/ Mickey Mouse crossover wouldnt be TOO bad. Plus, come on, who wouldnt wanna see an AVENGERS/INCREDIBLES crossover!
I think we are looking at this in the wrong light. A Howard The Duck/ Mickey Mouse crossover wouldnt be TOO bad. Plus, come on, who wouldnt wanna see an AVENGERS/INCREDIBLES crossover!
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5:54PM on 08/31/2009
I don't even get it. Is Marvel having serious financial problems? Why would Disney buy Marvel?
I don't even get it. Is Marvel having serious financial problems? Why would Disney buy Marvel?
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4:59PM on 08/31/2009

Cool

Reboot Fantastic Four as a Pixar movie.
Reboot Fantastic Four as a Pixar movie.
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5:54PM on 08/31/2009
They already did. It's called The Incredibles.
They already did. It's called The Incredibles.
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4:20PM on 08/31/2009
People need to relax. Disney =/= Fox. Disney has owned Miramax for some time now when Miramax has been releasing Kill 1 & 2, No Country For Old Men and Doubt, among others. I highly doubt they'll stick their hands in like Fox normally do. IF anything, a possible team-up between Marvel & Pixar is pretty exciting.
People need to relax. Disney =/= Fox. Disney has owned Miramax for some time now when Miramax has been releasing Kill 1 & 2, No Country For Old Men and Doubt, among others. I highly doubt they'll stick their hands in like Fox normally do. IF anything, a possible team-up between Marvel & Pixar is pretty exciting.
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4:10PM on 08/31/2009

So much

for there ever being a good Marvel movie. As if the past crop of non violent, PG13 marvel flicks weren't bad enough... bring it on Disney.
for there ever being a good Marvel movie. As if the past crop of non violent, PG13 marvel flicks weren't bad enough... bring it on Disney.
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4:01PM on 08/31/2009

I like it!

It might sounds like a bad idea, but I'm ALL for it. If you can get past the initial Mickey Mouse gag reflex...you'll find that Disney has always been at the cutting edge of technology and Social conscious movements. e.g. Ellen Degeneres (lesbian coming out), NYPD Blues (Guys Naked ass), Frog and the Princess and the Frog (Inter-racial ... Disney loves to push boundaries and not afraid to piss people off! Plus...can you imagine what PIXAR will do with the Marvel Universe!
Now...my only
It might sounds like a bad idea, but I'm ALL for it. If you can get past the initial Mickey Mouse gag reflex...you'll find that Disney has always been at the cutting edge of technology and Social conscious movements. e.g. Ellen Degeneres (lesbian coming out), NYPD Blues (Guys Naked ass), Frog and the Princess and the Frog (Inter-racial ... Disney loves to push boundaries and not afraid to piss people off! Plus...can you imagine what PIXAR will do with the Marvel Universe!
Now...my only question is...When do we get a Jerry Bruckheimer/Marvel Flick! I'd love to see him take on the Fantastic Four Reboot!
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3:27PM on 08/31/2009
I guess we'll all have to hope that DC COMICS doesn't sell out next.
I guess we'll all have to hope that DC COMICS doesn't sell out next.
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4:28PM on 08/31/2009
Are you fucking kidding me, DC is already owned by WB and have been doing a good job.
Are you fucking kidding me, DC is already owned by WB and have been doing a good job.
6:24PM on 08/31/2009
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3:25PM on 08/31/2009
i cant wait to see the next itsjustsomerandomguy video. will he include mickey next? will spiderman blame himself for this disaster
i cant wait to see the next itsjustsomerandomguy video. will he include mickey next? will spiderman blame himself for this disaster
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2:50PM on 08/31/2009
This screams WTF on so many levels. Disney killed Mirimax... guess Marvel is next on the list. I wonder how much talent is gonna walk out of the door on Marvel?
This screams WTF on so many levels. Disney killed Mirimax... guess Marvel is next on the list. I wonder how much talent is gonna walk out of the door on Marvel?
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2:49PM on 08/31/2009

Oh no!

Oh no. This is horrible news. They will have a stupd censor on everything. No more Blade hardcore style movies. Can you imagine the opening credits on a hardcore super hero movie and you see Disney as part of it? Takes the "umph" out of it.
Oh no. This is horrible news. They will have a stupd censor on everything. No more Blade hardcore style movies. Can you imagine the opening credits on a hardcore super hero movie and you see Disney as part of it? Takes the "umph" out of it.
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2:59PM on 08/31/2009
Yeah I had to turn the DVD player off and throw it out the window when I saw the Disney logo on Pulp Fiction.
Yeah I had to turn the DVD player off and throw it out the window when I saw the Disney logo on Pulp Fiction.
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2:40PM on 08/31/2009
If Disney doesn't stick their nose into Marvel creativity then I'm totally fine with this. BUT. If I'm gonna have to accept High School Musical/X-Men crossovers then I'm just gonna jump of a bridge. ;_; This hurts my nerdsoul SO much.
If Disney doesn't stick their nose into Marvel creativity then I'm totally fine with this. BUT. If I'm gonna have to accept High School Musical/X-Men crossovers then I'm just gonna jump of a bridge. ;_; This hurts my nerdsoul SO much.
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2:39PM on 08/31/2009
I think people are getting Disney mixed up with FOX. Iron Man and The Incredible Hulk were PG-13 films and were created by Marvel Studios. Pirates of the Caribbean was PG-13 and it was a Disney Film. Get the picture?
I think people are getting Disney mixed up with FOX. Iron Man and The Incredible Hulk were PG-13 films and were created by Marvel Studios. Pirates of the Caribbean was PG-13 and it was a Disney Film. Get the picture?
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2:09PM on 08/31/2009
What the Hell?!
What the Hell?!
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1:58PM on 08/31/2009

PISSED

THIS IS SOME SERIOUS BULLSHIT FOR PEOPLE WHO ARE INTO MARVEL LIKE I AM. NOW ALLL WE ARE GOING TO HAVE S SUPERPUSSYS IN STEAD OF SUPER HEROES SO THEY CAN BE MORE KID FRIENDLY.
THIS IS SOME SERIOUS BULLSHIT FOR PEOPLE WHO ARE INTO MARVEL LIKE I AM. NOW ALLL WE ARE GOING TO HAVE S SUPERPUSSYS IN STEAD OF SUPER HEROES SO THEY CAN BE MORE KID FRIENDLY.
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1:57PM on 08/31/2009

Disney is going to own the world!

see title.
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1:55PM on 08/31/2009

Disney owns a lot more than Disney

Too early to tell, but there is a lot of potential upside. Prying Fox's fingers off of the X-Men franchise anyone? Keep in mind Time Warner owns DC, and as a result of that partnership we got all those great DC cartoons, three great movies, and 'Watchmen' certainly pulled no punches.
Too early to tell, but there is a lot of potential upside. Prying Fox's fingers off of the X-Men franchise anyone? Keep in mind Time Warner owns DC, and as a result of that partnership we got all those great DC cartoons, three great movies, and 'Watchmen' certainly pulled no punches.
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1:54PM on 08/31/2009
I don't think this is a bad idea, it's a financial win for both sides. Disney's not going to homogenize Marvel's properties, why? Disney will understand the fan base for Marvel's properties and why risk alienating a fickle predominately male (which Disney doesn't really have) fan base. Plus, a Fantastic Four Pixar movie would be justice done right.
I don't think this is a bad idea, it's a financial win for both sides. Disney's not going to homogenize Marvel's properties, why? Disney will understand the fan base for Marvel's properties and why risk alienating a fickle predominately male (which Disney doesn't really have) fan base. Plus, a Fantastic Four Pixar movie would be justice done right.
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1:48PM on 08/31/2009
This is fucking awful. We'll still get a great series of films with Iron Man 2, Thor, Captain America, etc. but after that we're screwed. Everything's going to get so watered down...
This is fucking awful. We'll still get a great series of films with Iron Man 2, Thor, Captain America, etc. but after that we're screwed. Everything's going to get so watered down...
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1:31PM on 08/31/2009
Hopefully Marvel will still be Marvel, and this is just a financing deal. I'd hate to think marvel is already hurting for money, but maybe they're looking ahead b/c if an Avengers movie ever happens it'll have a big price tag.

If anything, Universal can just change the names of their marvel-themed rides (except the spider-man one, that will need a complete overhaul). They could use DC characters maybe, since they are teamed with WB who does Harry Potter, which is opening in Universal.
Hopefully Marvel will still be Marvel, and this is just a financing deal. I'd hate to think marvel is already hurting for money, but maybe they're looking ahead b/c if an Avengers movie ever happens it'll have a big price tag.

If anything, Universal can just change the names of their marvel-themed rides (except the spider-man one, that will need a complete overhaul). They could use DC characters maybe, since they are teamed with WB who does Harry Potter, which is opening in Universal.
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1:27PM on 08/31/2009
I think a part of me just died.
I think a part of me just died.
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1:27PM on 08/31/2009

This Blows!

Not a big fan of this
Not a big fan of this
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1:21PM on 08/31/2009
probably good for marvel. I mean, Disney owned Miramax, and they put out plenty of good stuff. I'd assume they will pretty much let marvel do their thing.
probably good for marvel. I mean, Disney owned Miramax, and they put out plenty of good stuff. I'd assume they will pretty much let marvel do their thing.
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1:15PM on 08/31/2009
What the fUck? is it Apri 1st today?...this has got to be a [link] be interesting
What the fUck? is it Apri 1st today?...this has got to be a [link] be interesting
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1:15PM on 08/31/2009
Spider-Mouse, Iron Goof & The Incredible Duck
Spider-Mouse, Iron Goof & The Incredible Duck
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1:20PM on 08/31/2009
You're very creative.
You're very creative.
1:11PM on 08/31/2009
Oh yes people you figured out Disney's motive, to make movies where Marvel Characters meet Disney characters.. Man some of these comments are just straight up retarded.
Oh yes people you figured out Disney's motive, to make movies where Marvel Characters meet Disney characters.. Man some of these comments are just straight up retarded.
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1:10PM on 08/31/2009
I've got a bad feeling about this.
I've got a bad feeling about this.
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12:54PM on 08/31/2009
PIXAR/MARVEL?!

COUNT ME IN!
PIXAR/MARVEL?!

COUNT ME IN!
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1:00PM on 08/31/2009
Hell yeah!
Hell yeah!
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12:26PM on 08/31/2009
Ok, now I'm convinced that the world is gonna' end by 2012. No, really.

This blows monkey nuts! What the f**k just happened here? Disney buys Marvel?! Yeah I'm sure some of you THINK this isn't going to affect any of Marvel's property but come on...we all know that SOME influence is going to carry over. Why keep violence and blood and damn reality in these characters when you can chop their balls off and make them kid-friendly? It's business and the kiddie market versus the substandard adult
Ok, now I'm convinced that the world is gonna' end by 2012. No, really.

This blows monkey nuts! What the f**k just happened here? Disney buys Marvel?! Yeah I'm sure some of you THINK this isn't going to affect any of Marvel's property but come on...we all know that SOME influence is going to carry over. Why keep violence and blood and damn reality in these characters when you can chop their balls off and make them kid-friendly? It's business and the kiddie market versus the substandard adult market that's extremely divided. United kid market. Divided adult market. Do it with me now. United. Divided. Ka-ching! We all know where the damn money is so let's just get ready to witness the mega shift in history aand s**t and see how well Iron Man fares when he has to face...oh no...Jaafar!!

And if you think Wolverine movies were watered down already...*sigh*.
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1:17PM on 08/31/2009
Well to look at it in an actual rational manner, I believe that Disney may already have the "kid" audience covered with Pixar and everything else. Also, if you think the big money is coming 'only' from kids' flicks than what about The Dark Knight and Iron Man. The way I see it is that comic movies are taking over and Disney wants a piece of it. Furthermore, to efficiently sell a comic movie for a good profit it's become clear that setting it towards an older audience really pays off in the end
Well to look at it in an actual rational manner, I believe that Disney may already have the "kid" audience covered with Pixar and everything else. Also, if you think the big money is coming 'only' from kids' flicks than what about The Dark Knight and Iron Man. The way I see it is that comic movies are taking over and Disney wants a piece of it. Furthermore, to efficiently sell a comic movie for a good profit it's become clear that setting it towards an older audience really pays off in the end with critics, fanboys, and the average audience alike.

Although, I could see them doing side project animated movies with Marvel characters, but as long as Disney doesn't take Marvel's creativity away (as many have said), particularly for the most popular characters, than I have no problem with all of this.
12:24PM on 08/31/2009

This could be great!

As long as Disney keeps their commicaly over-sized gloves off any of the creative properties then this is a win/win for everybody. Plus who else has the kind of money it will take to buy the Marvel properties(X-Men,Spider-man, Fantastic Four) away from Sony/Fox but Disney? And how cool would that be...
As long as Disney keeps their commicaly over-sized gloves off any of the creative properties then this is a win/win for everybody. Plus who else has the kind of money it will take to buy the Marvel properties(X-Men,Spider-man, Fantastic Four) away from Sony/Fox but Disney? And how cool would that be...
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12:07PM on 08/31/2009

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DC has had a few hit movies in 30 years. Superman 1&2, Batman 1-3, The Dar Knight. Batman Begins was actually considered a financial break-even.

But in the last 30 years to have only a handful of hits when they have such a rich background of property shows you that Warner Bros. execs have their heads firmly planted in their asses when it comes to bringing comics to the big screen. Not to mention that they resigned Didio to a three year contract, when he is undoubtably the worst editor DC
DC has had a few hit movies in 30 years. Superman 1&2, Batman 1-3, The Dar Knight. Batman Begins was actually considered a financial break-even.

But in the last 30 years to have only a handful of hits when they have such a rich background of property shows you that Warner Bros. execs have their heads firmly planted in their asses when it comes to bringing comics to the big screen. Not to mention that they resigned Didio to a three year contract, when he is undoubtably the worst editor DC Comics has ever had. Just based on sales alone.

I'm looking at the entire history DC has had under WB (since 1969), and it really hasn't been a sparkling one. More than anything, it's been wasted.
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7:36PM on 08/31/2009
So is it about the money, or isn't it???
So is it about the money, or isn't it???
11:49AM on 08/31/2009
Disney is not going to fuck up your characters folks. Do you guys not realize that Disney is the distributer for most of Tarantino's films, they just distribute it under Miramax. If there is going to be a bloody and gory marvel film it would most likely also be distributed under Miramax. Stop worrying.
Disney is not going to fuck up your characters folks. Do you guys not realize that Disney is the distributer for most of Tarantino's films, they just distribute it under Miramax. If there is going to be a bloody and gory marvel film it would most likely also be distributed under Miramax. Stop worrying.
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11:43AM on 08/31/2009
but they are not stupid, they wouldnt sanitize and kiddyfie the whole Marvel.
but they are not stupid, they wouldnt sanitize and kiddyfie the whole Marvel.
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11:38AM on 08/31/2009
it is sick that everything is owned by a few monster companies, ArtFR, very sick.
it is sick that everything is owned by a few monster companies, ArtFR, very sick.
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11:36AM on 08/31/2009

Marvel Pixar!!!!!!!!!!

OH yes. And not just kiddies versions, the Pixar's are more than ready to handle more grown up material.
OH yes. And not just kiddies versions, the Pixar's are more than ready to handle more grown up material.
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11:30AM on 08/31/2009
I'm not worried about Disney destroying Marvel characters, I'm just sick of seeing every other company being bought up by one of the Big Five. Disney, Sony, News Corporation, Time Warner, Viacom. It's all shaping up to be just like the Umbrella Corporation. And you know what that means: ZOMBIES.
I'm not worried about Disney destroying Marvel characters, I'm just sick of seeing every other company being bought up by one of the Big Five. Disney, Sony, News Corporation, Time Warner, Viacom. It's all shaping up to be just like the Umbrella Corporation. And you know what that means: ZOMBIES.
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11:27AM on 08/31/2009
This is actually worse than when Warner Bros. bought DC Comics. Homogenized and sanitized for your children.

I wonder when we get to see the Thor musical dance number.
This is actually worse than when Warner Bros. bought DC Comics. Homogenized and sanitized for your children.

I wonder when we get to see the Thor musical dance number.
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11:30AM on 08/31/2009
How has Warner Bros. buying DC Comics been a bad thing? By saying that, you're stating that both "Batman Begins" and "The Dark Knight" sucked. Is that the case?
How has Warner Bros. buying DC Comics been a bad thing? By saying that, you're stating that both "Batman Begins" and "The Dark Knight" sucked. Is that the case?
12:26PM on 08/31/2009
Did you miss Spiderman 3's musical dance number?
Did you miss Spiderman 3's musical dance number?
11:22AM on 08/31/2009

WTF People?

What is with all the hatred and negativity. Do you all honestly think that Disney will f#ck with Marvel characters in future films? C'mon, be serious here.

It's definitely a huge move and Disney has left Marvel in charge of their own film developments. If people really think they'll be making Marvel films "PG" from now on or any other stupid shit, get a life now while you still can and leave this to the professionals.

Disney has lots of money and marketing geniuses. As long as they stay
What is with all the hatred and negativity. Do you all honestly think that Disney will f#ck with Marvel characters in future films? C'mon, be serious here.

It's definitely a huge move and Disney has left Marvel in charge of their own film developments. If people really think they'll be making Marvel films "PG" from now on or any other stupid shit, get a life now while you still can and leave this to the professionals.

Disney has lots of money and marketing geniuses. As long as they stay out of the development and creative process' of the films, I'm really happy.
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11:25AM on 08/31/2009
Disney is going to neuter the Marvel characters we like. Face the truth. No more Punisher or Iron Man.

No more bloodshed in our comics and movies.

Instead, we'll be getting force fed Spider-Man, Fantastic 4, and everything else kid friendly.
Disney is going to neuter the Marvel characters we like. Face the truth. No more Punisher or Iron Man.

No more bloodshed in our comics and movies.

Instead, we'll be getting force fed Spider-Man, Fantastic 4, and everything else kid friendly.
11:29AM on 08/31/2009
Dude, the last "Punisher" was loaded with violence and it was one of the biggest pieces of shit I've ever seen. Even without Disney, these Marvel flicks can still be shit.
Dude, the last "Punisher" was loaded with violence and it was one of the biggest pieces of shit I've ever seen. Even without Disney, these Marvel flicks can still be shit.
11:18AM on 08/31/2009
ok update 2 made me not wanna kill a baby. but still whats going to happen to some of the stuff that aint DISNEY FRIENDLY which is alot of stuff....
ok update 2 made me not wanna kill a baby. but still whats going to happen to some of the stuff that aint DISNEY FRIENDLY which is alot of stuff....
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11:16AM on 08/31/2009
This is bad news for us. We'll probably get animated musical movies involving our Marvel characters (do not want).

I'm going to miss Punisher, Blade, and other violent Marvel characters. We'll probably get force fed Fantastic 4 crap.
This is bad news for us. We'll probably get animated musical movies involving our Marvel characters (do not want).

I'm going to miss Punisher, Blade, and other violent Marvel characters. We'll probably get force fed Fantastic 4 crap.
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11:09AM on 08/31/2009

Pixar/Marvel

Well it is interesting to think of the possiblities of a Pixar film about a marvel character. Wonder Woman? A good fantastic Four film done by Pixar?
Well it is interesting to think of the possiblities of a Pixar film about a marvel character. Wonder Woman? A good fantastic Four film done by Pixar?
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11:07AM on 08/31/2009
Maybe we'll get a reboot of X-Men with Buzz Lightyear. Woopeeeee.
Maybe we'll get a reboot of X-Men with Buzz Lightyear. Woopeeeee.
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11:05AM on 08/31/2009
It is disney the company buying marvel, not disney the studio buying it, Miramax is owned by disney and they have pretty good movies under their name (ie. There will be blood, no country for old men). I'm not saying that probably not going to milk the company for all its worth, it's just we don't know what they will do right now so we shouldn't judge. Also we can thank god Fox didn't buy them because then we would be in real trouble (ie. Wolverine, Last Stand.)
It is disney the company buying marvel, not disney the studio buying it, Miramax is owned by disney and they have pretty good movies under their name (ie. There will be blood, no country for old men). I'm not saying that probably not going to milk the company for all its worth, it's just we don't know what they will do right now so we shouldn't judge. Also we can thank god Fox didn't buy them because then we would be in real trouble (ie. Wolverine, Last Stand.)
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10:53AM on 08/31/2009

YEAH!!

I'll be in line for Punisher-Warzone The Ride
I'll be in line for Punisher-Warzone The Ride
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10:45AM on 08/31/2009

What's with all the negatvie?

You make it seem like Mickey Mouse is Adolf Hitler himself. Disney, for the most part, is legit. Does that mean Universal Studios can't use the Marvel property anymore?
You make it seem like Mickey Mouse is Adolf Hitler himself. Disney, for the most part, is legit. Does that mean Universal Studios can't use the Marvel property anymore?
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10:32AM on 08/31/2009

Brad Bird makes Fantastic Four?!

Disney is different now with Pixar on board, i think the possibilities could be very interesting...
Disney is different now with Pixar on board, i think the possibilities could be very interesting...
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11:08AM on 08/31/2009
I would love to see the fantastic four, and/or the x-men, and/or the avengers, go into the incredibles universe.
I would love to see the fantastic four, and/or the x-men, and/or the avengers, go into the incredibles universe.
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10:25AM on 08/31/2009
As long as Disney isn't involved in the creative process. Disney has a lot of money, perhaps this was a move to get some of the marvel properties back. For instance spider-man, maybe even the xmen. I'm sure Fox and Sony are saying "Oh fck, call the lawyers and keep them on hold!" right about now. I like Disney more then Fox and Sony, well a hell of a lot more. So it might turn out good. Or we might get an overly happy comic book world.
As long as Disney isn't involved in the creative process. Disney has a lot of money, perhaps this was a move to get some of the marvel properties back. For instance spider-man, maybe even the xmen. I'm sure Fox and Sony are saying "Oh fck, call the lawyers and keep them on hold!" right about now. I like Disney more then Fox and Sony, well a hell of a lot more. So it might turn out good. Or we might get an overly happy comic book world.
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10:25AM on 08/31/2009

AAARGH!!!

Oh great. Disney is going to rape all my beloved Marvel Characters and ruin everything. GODDAMNIT! Is there any justice in the world? I can just see it now: Endless sequels that no-one gives a crap about and horrific crossovers within the Disney empire. Example: Pocahontas meets The Avengers. Excuse me while I go vomit.
Oh great. Disney is going to rape all my beloved Marvel Characters and ruin everything. GODDAMNIT! Is there any justice in the world? I can just see it now: Endless sequels that no-one gives a crap about and horrific crossovers within the Disney empire. Example: Pocahontas meets The Avengers. Excuse me while I go vomit.
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10:21AM on 08/31/2009

"WTF!?" Seriously!

It's hard to imagine what could come from this. I know for a fact they'll likely milk the merchandising by producing an "Iron Mickey" toy of some sort when IM2 is released. And a "Donald Dulk" toy to follow.

Imagine, if you will:
*Donald Duck Voice* "ohhhhhhhh...! You wouldn't Like me when I'm angry. BAGHAGHAGHAH!!!"
It's hard to imagine what could come from this. I know for a fact they'll likely milk the merchandising by producing an "Iron Mickey" toy of some sort when IM2 is released. And a "Donald Dulk" toy to follow.

Imagine, if you will:
*Donald Duck Voice* "ohhhhhhhh...! You wouldn't Like me when I'm angry. BAGHAGHAGHAH!!!"
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10:19AM on 08/31/2009
good thing we got a few decent comic films out there before this...so shitty
good thing we got a few decent comic films out there before this...so shitty
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10:18AM on 08/31/2009
This is truly the worst news...Disney is going to ruin every Marvel character they bring to the screen.
This is truly the worst news...Disney is going to ruin every Marvel character they bring to the screen.
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10:15AM on 08/31/2009
I had to check the calendar to make sure it wasn't April fools day... this is a strang development indeed. Will be keeping an eye on the story but I'm honestly so shocked that I don't have an opinion yet.. I wonder if Universal will have to drop the Marvel theamed rides from their parks?
I had to check the calendar to make sure it wasn't April fools day... this is a strang development indeed. Will be keeping an eye on the story but I'm honestly so shocked that I don't have an opinion yet.. I wonder if Universal will have to drop the Marvel theamed rides from their parks?
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10:15AM on 08/31/2009
I have a feeling that this is going to suck.
I have a feeling that this is going to suck.
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10:13AM on 08/31/2009
Ummm...wow. I don't even know what to say other than NOT COOL!
Ummm...wow. I don't even know what to say other than NOT COOL!
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10:09AM on 08/31/2009

wow

not sure what to make of this....
not sure what to make of this....
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