8.31.2009

This just in -- Disney buying Marvel Entertainment!

The comics world is rocked to the very foundation today when it was reported by all the major news sites that the Walt Disney Company is buying Marvel Entertainment for an estimated 4 billion dollar deal.

In a stock and cash transaction, Disney will gain the ownership of some 5000 Marvel characters, and the future of Marvel will change somewhat I'm sure under new ownership.

What does this mean for Marvel Films? What does this mean for Spidy, Wolverine, and the X-Men gang? Stay tuned. How the Disney media powerhouse might transform the House of Ideas is yet to be seen.

This office tried to reach The Punisher for comment, he has yet to return my calls.

3 comments:

jay sm ith said...
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Peat said...

I have a baaad feeling about this...

Jayf said...

Well, it remains to be seen, but from everything I'm reading and hearing it looks very similar to how DC is part of Time Warner. And also people have been talking about when Disney bought Pixar and largely left the creative elements that run Pixar alone...
We'll have to see - Plus, Marvel has almost never been a soundly run company (sorry Marvel, I love you but it's true).