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As confusing as that sound it makes sense when you add in the fact that every comic book fans nightmare has just came true. Disney has just purchased Marvel for four billion dollars! If any of you are like me you’ll see the worst case scenario first. Will gritty Marvel character be placed on the back burner. Will Wolverine start using his words instead of his claws. Oh I hope not.
Disney has in the past purchased companies and then butted into and feuded with the companies they purchased over where they think the companies image should go. There were past feuds with Pixar which laster for years, which I can’t understand because I simply can’t remember a Disney film that I enjoyed that was not done by Pixar. For Comic Book fans everywhere we implore you Disney don’t mess up Marvel characters.
Disney has this to say about the purchase:
“This transaction 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, and a business structure that maximizes the value of creative properties across multiple platforms and territories,” said Robert A. Iger, President and Chief Executive Officer of The Walt Disney Company. “Ike Perlmutter and his team have done an impressive job of nurturing these properties and have created significant value. We are pleased to bring this talent and these great assets to Disney.”
Marvel’s take on it:
“Disney is the perfect home for Marvel’s fantastic library of characters given its proven ability to expand content creation and licensing businesses,” said Ike Perlmutter, Marvel’s Chief Executive Officer. “This is an unparalleled opportunity for Marvel to build upon its vibrant brand and character properties by accessing Disney’s tremendous global organization and infrastructure around the world.”
The one good news that’s been confirmed as of right now is that Perlmutter will be staying on to oversee ALL of Mavel’s properties.