OMG...Disney OWNS Marvel; $4 Billion

Disney bought Marvel for $4 billion dollars. That's at FULL price. According to the article this will help them with "males" an area in marketing where they are weak.

I was so happy that Marvel started to do their own movies and get the profit from it. Because they know their characters and they understand how to transform the panels to film. They made more money last year because of that ability. With Sony and Fox fiddling with X-Men and Spider-man (though I do love those movies) it was the step for Marvel to venture out on their own.


I don't know what to think. On the one hand Disney has a lot of financial backing and they could really skyrocket Marvel in the film business; giving them the power to produce great films. Marvel's 5,000 catalog of characters would actually see the light of a screen near everyone around the world. The downside is if Disney is not smart enough to allow Marvel to do as Marvel does (even though they now own it) they'll hinder greatness and all we'll get (us comic lovers) is Disneyfied crap - as some would crassly state.

However, they did state that they wanted more males to love/watch Disney and they believe by getting Marvel this will happen. So I am going to hope on the side of goodness that they will not screw with how Marvel works too much. Maybe they'll make it more efficient because they've been around in the film business much longer and maybe they'll bring more people into the great world of Marvel. I'm excited and scared what this means. I really love Marvel and I would be devastated if they ever went away or they changed too much I did not recognize them. But with a great possibility of another X-Men movie always on the horizon maybe, just maybe, this will make it a reality.

*crosses fingers*

When you wish upon a star
Makes no difference who you are
Anything your heart desires
Will come to you

If your heart is in your dream
No request is too extreme
When you wish upon a star
As dreamers do

Fate is kind
She brings to those who love
The sweet fulfillment of
Their secret longing

Like a bolt out of the blue
Fate steps in and sees you through
When you wish upon a star
Your dreams come true

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