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Disney Buying Marvel for $4 Billion!!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!!?!?

Disney plans to buy Marvel including the sale of all the right's to Marvel's cache of over 5,000 characters. FIVE THOUSAND!We believe that adding Marvel to Disney's unique portfolio of brands provides gnificant opportunities for long-term growth and value creation," Disney predent and chief executive Robert Iger said."We are pleased to bring this talent and these great assets to Disney.""Disney is the perfect home for Marvel's fantastic library of characters given its proven ability to expand content creation and licenng bunesses," said Marvel chief executive Ike Perlmutter.

I'm Honestly almost speechless right about now
DaShape Monday 8/31/2009 at 09:14 PM | 53642
I take it this is a bad thing?
DrenTheLiar Monday 8/31/2009 at 09:23 PM | 53643
probably means more crappy cash in movies.....................
Johnny Bisco Monday 8/31/2009 at 11:41 PM | 53654
probably means more crappy cash in movies.....................

More than likely.
DrenTheLiar Monday 8/31/2009 at 11:57 PM | 53658
Nothing good can come of this.

Marvel was finally starting to do well for themselves, and now they've sold out.

Good job, Marvel.

Turtle Freak Tuesday 9/01/2009 at 12:16 AM | 53664
And you know Disney has to make everything "Family Friendly". Which can limit films greatly.

Not a big fan of Disney.
jasonfan_19 Tuesday 9/01/2009 at 11:33 AM | 53703
you guys do realize that Disney owns 3 major film studios that put out all kinds of R rated movies right???? I mean....Disney released Pretty Woman...

studios owned by Disney...

Touchstone Pictures
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Miramax Films
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Hollywood Pictures
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take care, Tommy
Homicidal9 Wednesday 9/02/2009 at 12:47 AM | 53747
are they buying Marvel studios or everything marvel? Like the comics and stuff
krueger4653 Wednesday 9/02/2009 at 01:02 AM | 53752
They seem to own everything else so why not this I guess.
cropsy Wednesday 9/02/2009 at 08:23 AM | 53775
Money rules....if the stats and demographics show that more people are paying to see more "adult" super hero movies. If its the oppote then we'll get more typical crap like SPIDERMAN.
ny ghoul Wednesday 9/02/2009 at 07:54 PM | 53792
its really not a big deal at all wb owns dc and nothing earth shattering has come from it

disney has been putting out marvel animated dvds for YEARS (buena vista) The 90s Marvel Cartoons have been on Toon disney for a long ass time

this really isnt news worthy at all really

and really is the mouse going to doa ny worse then joey qusadilla?
DWN Productions Thursday 9/03/2009 at 02:20 PM | 53834
I wonder what's going to happen to all the Marvel rides at Universal Studios...
Turtle Freak Monday 9/07/2009 at 04:32 PM | 54148
I would assume they would have to be removed or more than the likely that entire section of the park will be redone.

It's a shame too, I really liked the HULK coaster (I'm sure it would just be renamed).
DaShape Monday 9/07/2009 at 08:18 PM | 54168
I Guess well have to just wait and see......
jasonfan_19 Saturday 9/19/2009 at 03:53 PM | 55007
This is nothing good, this is just another way for disney to put their fingers in more things! Watch out for the jonas bros. meets the avengers saga!

WRATHCHILD78 Friday 10/02/2009 at 06:56 PM | 55643
yeah I cant see it making a big difference. Im sure Marvel was slammed packed with preexisting contracts for movies. I think it would be years before they could ruin it and thats if they even ruin it.

Matthew Mayhem Wednesday 12/16/2009 at 06:32 PM | 59238