META: Disney to buy Marvel

Wow, the "Beauty And The Beast: Wolverine" possibilities alone are staggering, as the Walt Disney Corporation moves to purchase Marvel Entertainment. I can't wait to see Spider-Man kick Mickey Mouse's butt. That punk totally has it coming.

31 Responses to META: Disney to buy Marvel

  1. Almost all of the marvel cartoons are on Disney already.

  2. Does this mean that there will be canned laughter and corny jokes on Spider-Man…Or are they still gonna do it the Marvel way?

  3. I’d rather see Spider-Man chasing Ron Weasley.

    Or punching an alligator.

  4. nooooooooooo the joenes brothers and miley sirus as the ff4
    bruce banner bombared with hugs and kisses when happy becomes the incredible teddy bear

  5. This can only end in tears.

  6. I say we start a petition to stop this from ever happening.

  7. I’d sign. If they start making musicals about Wolverine wanting to dance…I’ll commit suicide.

  8. I just hope Marvel doesn’t lose it’s edginess or succumbs to Disney’s pre-teen based storytelling and humor. ūüôĀ

  9. A real-world question… Does this mean that the Universal theme park will have to close its Islands of Adventure??? Half the rides are Marvel based…..

  10. i hear Disney were gunna buy Youtube? and use it for advertising o-o so *F U* Disney ¬¬
    i’ll sign the petition …

  11. I hope the Marvel characters run amok through Disney studio’s and begin destroying everything in sight.

    That I would pay to see.

  12. @Anarchangel: Yes! NOW

    @Hakoon1(7): I can see it now, Wolverine doing ballet in his new Sequin laced costume (*Shots self in head)

    @Haydnc95: Damn! Are they taking everything I love.

  13. Well there goes Captain America. And any Jewish heroes for that matter. Walt Disney was an outspoken supporter of Hitler. BAM! Trivia.

  14. @Anarchangel: I will sign. Either that, or the heroes i love die.

  15. I want to see the Punisher shoot the —- out of Minnie Mouse! That —– has the most annoying voice I’ve ever heard

  16. Well, there goes any chance at all of a deadpool movie. On the bright side, this would mean that eventually there could be a deadpool character at the Disney parks! Imagineer THAT why don’t ya?

  17. Once again, the internet blows up over nothing. The situations sounds ludicrous and frightening, but in reality nothing will change except a large amount of money between hands. And perhaps some needed financial security on Marvel’s part.

    Disney is not just animation and theme parks. It’s a very, very large company that, like others it’s age and size, has its fingers in many pots. ABC, ESPN, Miramax…a whole slew of interests outside of film, even. It’s a corporation, not a group of dudes concerned about “image branding”. (Though they exist and do have hard jobs, they are NOT the top of the totem pole.)

    Bottom Line: More of the “Spectacular Spider Man” animated series! Which airs on the Disney XD channel…understand?

  18. They wint fire the people that write the comics so nothing much would change

  19. It looks like its a done deal. $4B is what Yahoo says.

  20. @A-Bag Don’t know if you have proof on the Hitler/Disney thing or not, but all the stuff that I have seen on WW2 in the museums that I have been to show another story. Some of the beautiful nose art that were on the American planes in WW2 was done by Disney artist. I have seen some of the art that Disney did to support our troops during the war.

  21. I think my friend John’s right, this is mostly about the movie franchises. Super-hero movies sell, big, and Marvel has proven they understand how to translate their enormously profitable stable of characters onto the big screen. Hopefully Disney will lend the fledgling Marvel Studios guys some much-needed experience and resources so they can really soar and bring us more films of the quality of Iron Man.

    I actually think this is a Very Good Thing for Marvel. They’re going to get the stability and backing of a much larger, overall more stable, company to help them through the historically inevitable ups and downs of the comics industry, and they now have an enormous marketing machine behind all of their products.

    I’d say the big loser in all of this is DC, who really need to get off their butts and figure out how to take their intellectual property to the next level like Marvel has. They’ve been very hit or miss in everything except comics and animated series (Batman and Superman are light years better than anything Marvel has done, but then again, Disney excels at that). DC’s margin for error just got a lot, lot smaller.

  22. William A. Peterson

    Uhmmm, A-Bag?… Sorry, but since when, exactly, was Captain America a Jew? Originally, he was from Virginia, not New York!
    Anyhow, considering what Marvel’s been publishing, lately, are you so sure it’s a bad idea?

  23. Bottom Line: More of the ‚ÄúSpectacular Spider Man‚ÄĚ animated series! Which airs on the Disney XD channel‚Ķunderstand?

    Spot on, bro. Nailed it.

  24. I must say, at first this seemed alarmingly weird, but there is no way possible Mickey is becoming the next PG-13 action star. Sure, Disney has all of its family-friendly franchises that are the major face, but it’s also got its own more adult-oriented side. Of course, this also naturally means no art of Marvel characters abusing Disney ones, but I’m sure you could just image search that for all the fanart in the world and have a barrel of laughs.

  25. Unfortunately, Disney is VERY bad about scrapping projects they think are “too expensive”. Let’s face it, superhero movies are expensive…

  26. I love spectacular spider-man :D.

  27. This wouldnt be a problem for DC if they actually took advantage of their much superior characters…I mean, seriously, how long must we wait for a Batman/Superman Worlds Finest movie? How could that NOT break records at the box office? Wonder Woman, Green Lantern, Flash…all posibilities that have talked about, but how much action is really being put into making them a movie…or like Marvel was doing…and creating stable character to use in each others movie, and then come out with the avengers starring those same characters…imagine a justice league movie…or a Green lantern Corps movie…the possibilities are overwhelming…and also, Im afraid of Mickey Mouse guest starring in comic books…

  28. …and it doesnt have to be Beauty and Wolverine…im sure Hank McCoy wouldnt mind more face time…keep it Beauty and The Beast…Wolverine has enough titles as it is…

  29. What some people forget is that Disney is also affiliated with MGM (does Disney owns MGM?), which produce and distribute the James Bond franchise. Not everything at Disney is kiddie-stuff.

  30. And here is the rewrite of Sidey’s origin:

    UNCLE SCROOGE! NO!!
    And then, from the death of Peter’s beloved Uncle scrooge, Peter learned that with bags of money, disney must do whatever is necessary to get more bags of money.