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09.22.2009

Buzz Light-Stark

It's usually not JoBlo policy to cover boring and mundane business news like internal rumblings at the top of a studio or lawsuits being thrown around, but the Disney-hearts-Marvel saga is just getting soapier by the minute and plays out almost like a fiction story. So let's see what's on this week's episode...

Last week we reported that Johnny Depp wasn't so sure about playing Jack Sparrow again after Disney Studios prez and Depp's good buddy Dick Cook had left in ambiguous circumstances. Then we learned that a lawsuit was being launched against Marvel, Disney and most major studios by the late Jack Kirby's estate. So what now?

Word around town is that Marvel prez Kevin Fiege pretty much became BFF with Disney CEO/dictator-for-life Bob Iger when the two companies started talking merger, and the result is that Fiege is being groomed to possibly take over Disney Studios. I had no problem AT ALL with John Lasseter overlooking the Mouse's animation branch after fusing it with Pixar - that one was pure logic, but this time...

In other words, Kevin Fiege who now has so much money behind him for legal defense he could afford to resurrect Johnny Cochrane and have him drown the Kirby estate in paperwork for the next 30 years, may be given the keys to one of Hollywood's biggest movie machines.  What will that mean for Marvel movies, what will it mean for Disney movies, what will it mean for civilization as we know it?

Extra Tidbit: I hope Johnny Depp doesn't sell out to Marvel...Savvy?
Source: Latino Review

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1:49AM on 09/23/2009
I am for this. This way all the people worried about Marvel after the buyout can relax, and all the Disney lovers can relax knowing they are getting somebody with knowledging of running a huge company.
I am for this. This way all the people worried about Marvel after the buyout can relax, and all the Disney lovers can relax knowing they are getting somebody with knowledging of running a huge company.
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12:19AM on 09/23/2009
This doesn's sound too good. Disney ruling Marvel is one thing...but a Marvel business-mentality person ruling Disney is kinda scary. Not that I don't like Marvel but Disney's obviously the bigger fish here and it's not the same drill.
This doesn's sound too good. Disney ruling Marvel is one thing...but a Marvel business-mentality person ruling Disney is kinda scary. Not that I don't like Marvel but Disney's obviously the bigger fish here and it's not the same drill.
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10:01PM on 09/22/2009
Until I start to see exactly what this merger starts churning out I don't care. While the only factions of the animation department I care at all about are Pixar and the newly-resuscitated 2D department (what can I say, it's my childhood), overall I'm underwhelmed by any anticipation regarding this. While Depp and Kirby have made some interesting stories to mull over, seeing what a conglomerate Disney is (case in point: Miramax) I don't care. John Lasseter has proven a steady hand, but Kevin
Until I start to see exactly what this merger starts churning out I don't care. While the only factions of the animation department I care at all about are Pixar and the newly-resuscitated 2D department (what can I say, it's my childhood), overall I'm underwhelmed by any anticipation regarding this. While Depp and Kirby have made some interesting stories to mull over, seeing what a conglomerate Disney is (case in point: Miramax) I don't care. John Lasseter has proven a steady hand, but Kevin Fiege has...okay, I'm not a comics geek, but I've been satisfied with the Marvel endeavors I dared to watch...Actually, this is just about the worst thing to happen since the merger began. I couldn't give a shit about anything else going on, but yeah, this might be bad.
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9:44PM on 09/22/2009

not good at all

im all for new management every once and a while, but cant fiege just stick to the comic books? when it comes to cartoons, the classic hand drawn and 3D, i trust john lasseter over him. lasseter knows his stuff and everthing works well with him in charge. - why fix something that isnt broken? let them both head the departments they know best, and maybe be partners overseeing things insted.
im all for new management every once and a while, but cant fiege just stick to the comic books? when it comes to cartoons, the classic hand drawn and 3D, i trust john lasseter over him. lasseter knows his stuff and everthing works well with him in charge. - why fix something that isnt broken? let them both head the departments they know best, and maybe be partners overseeing things insted.
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6:09PM on 09/22/2009
NOOOOOOOOOO!!!! Just kidding. Who cares? I just hope that there isn't a watering down of Marvel franchises and over saturation of Disney "honest-to-goodness" nature intermingling. It's an odd combination and it'll take some time getting used to it but I'll come around. Here's to hoping that Disney and Marvel stay on track and remain bound in name only. I doubt that'll be the case for long but I could care less otherwise.
NOOOOOOOOOO!!!! Just kidding. Who cares? I just hope that there isn't a watering down of Marvel franchises and over saturation of Disney "honest-to-goodness" nature intermingling. It's an odd combination and it'll take some time getting used to it but I'll come around. Here's to hoping that Disney and Marvel stay on track and remain bound in name only. I doubt that'll be the case for long but I could care less otherwise.
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3:00PM on 09/22/2009
good. if this is true it would no doubt be great for the future of marvel films.
couldnt care less about disney so im glad someone from marvel might be behind the wheel
good. if this is true it would no doubt be great for the future of marvel films.
couldnt care less about disney so im glad someone from marvel might be behind the wheel
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1:56PM on 09/22/2009

f that

marvel has been pretty bad for a long time now.. nobody cares
marvel has been pretty bad for a long time now.. nobody cares
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1:08PM on 09/22/2009
Wait, so ... Disney owns Marvel, but Marvel may run Disney? I'm so confused ...
Wait, so ... Disney owns Marvel, but Marvel may run Disney? I'm so confused ...
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11:38AM on 09/22/2009

News aside...

That's a great picture up there.
That's a great picture up there.
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7:52AM on 09/22/2009
It's just whether or not Iger can show Fiege what that special 'disney charm is', because Disney is so much more than a company, it is an ora, in a ways.
It's just whether or not Iger can show Fiege what that special 'disney charm is', because Disney is so much more than a company, it is an ora, in a ways.
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7:48AM on 09/22/2009
Wow, this is very interesting, I never thought about 'the market shares' aspect for the disney/marvel alliance. I mean it makes sense since it happened when Disney/Pixar joined forces and Steve Jobs became the pres of disney for a little bit because his worth attained to so much.

But this Fiege is 'as said above' being groomed for the disney chair, as if Iger likes him so much he sees a good chance with disneys future in him.

I get it. I think it could be great for disney's future
Wow, this is very interesting, I never thought about 'the market shares' aspect for the disney/marvel alliance. I mean it makes sense since it happened when Disney/Pixar joined forces and Steve Jobs became the pres of disney for a little bit because his worth attained to so much.

But this Fiege is 'as said above' being groomed for the disney chair, as if Iger likes him so much he sees a good chance with disneys future in him.

I get it. I think it could be great for disney's future possibly. I mean I never met the man, but his resume is impressive, especially for content delievering in "Fantasy." Funny, both marvel and disney do fantasy, don't they...
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