So Disney Bought Marvel… What Does It All Mean?

Published 6 years ago by , Updated February 15th, 2014 at 4:24 pm,

marvel movie logos So Disney Bought Marvel... What Does It All Mean?

Marvel already pays each distribution studio anywhere from $20 to $60 million per picture to distribute it, and with the way some of the Marvel properties have been handled, I would think Disney might consider buying the rights from Paramount, Sony and Fox to get the franchises home faster and begin gaining control of the marketing/distribution of their newly acquired investments. That is, however, just my opinion; there has been no talk of that happening. Paramount Studios said this in a press release earlier today regarding their collaboration with Disney/Marvel:

“Paramount Pictures has enjoyed a productive and fruitful relationship with Marvel Studios from the start of our distribution agreement in 2005.  So much so, we announced a five-picture slate distribution deal last year which includes worldwide distribution rights for upcoming films: ‘Iron Man 2,‘ ‘Thor,’ ‘Captain America,’ ‘Avengers,’ and ‘Iron Man 3.’  This distribution deal will be unaffected by today’s transaction.  We look forward to continuing to work with Marvel and, with today’s announcement, to working with Disney to replicate the incredible success of ‘Iron Man‘ on all our future collaborative projects.”

Honestly, I don’t see Disney messing with Paramount at all because, frankly, they really did do a kick-ass job with Iron Man. Same goes for Sony and the job they did with the Spider-man franchise but look out Fox, you could be in a world of hurt.

One of the first things readers started asking about was Pixar and what would happen with a partnering of them and Marvel. It’s a natural assumption though because, well, comic books and animation go hand-in-hand. I don’t think we have to concern ourselves with major titles getting the CGI animated treatment. Going back to my earlier reference, if a project does get the green light, then it very well will involve some of the lesser known Marvel characters – but either way, only good things can happen with a Pixar/Marvel partnership.

I know this has been a lot to take in and honestly it’s not over by a long shot. The deal still has to go to an anti-trust review board and then to the shareholders and all of that could take as long as the rest of the year to accomplish. Plus, the contracts with the other studios will not expire for several more years. I’m sure we will be hearing more news trickling here and there as time marches forward, but try not to be dismayed by the whole ordeal. I think this can only be good for all parties involved and that includes the fans.

Besides, now I can finally buy something at the Disney store that isn’t the Beast, the Genie, a prince (unless you count Namor) or a dwarf. The Sub-Mariner is a project that has long dragged its feet; maybe now it can get the funding to move forward – starring Zach Effron of course (*snort* I kid, I kid). After all is said and done I think “Walt joining the Bif Bam Club” (special shout out to Screen Rant writer Mike Wilkerson‘s dad for that line) is a good thing, but only time will tell if I’m correct.

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After the initial shock has worn off and you’ve had a chance to think about it, what do you think about the merger/buyout of Marvel by Disney? Are there any ideas you would like to them see capitalize on?

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Source: Indie Wire, Yahoo News, Film School Rejects, CNN Money, Fox Business

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  1. this is ridiculous why did they do tht i mean was marvel in trouble, and freakin 4billion dollars!!!!!!!!!what about the fanes dammit!!!@!!!!!$HI

  2. Punisher with a Purity Ring, LOL!!! Yeah I recently watched that episode of South Park.

    But anyway, I’m not a fan of the idea of Disney & Marvel. I can already see the shameless placement of various Disney Channel teen stars into super hereo roles. But here’s to hoping Disney takes the hands off approach and allow Marvel to do it’s thing. Because it’ll be a pitty to see Marvel’s role to stop just when they’re just getting warmed up.

    • Well, as you can see, it turned out pretty freaking great.

  3. great news for all the ROM SPACEKNIGHT FANS (or just me), now that marvel has a “Big Brother” in Disney maybe they can put some pressure on Parker Brothers to release ROM. One can only hope

    till next time

  4. please lets no hope zack efron for captain american role.

  5. Check this out:

  6. I think they will do some good and some bad but in the scale of things marvels recently made some big changes anyway, civil war, aunt may, secret invasoin lots of good charecters will go (deadpool,union jack, tigra) because disney corps won’t like what they say in their comics (USA propaganda I suppose) but now then marvel has mulah! $4bn of it

  7. Well, S**t.

  8. WTF
    what were they thinking!!!!!???????
    have you people seen what diseny done to the princesses
    now imagine all the great super heros like that :O

    ghost rider
    captin america
    and 4000+ more
    rest in peace

    • I won’t be surprised if in the next year or so, we see Hulk in a dress. :(

      • And that is hilarious, because now Thor is becoming a Woman.

  9. I’m not sure if I’m a fan of this deal. However, the one thing I am looking foward to is seeing marvel characters in Pixar animation style.

  10. wait i thought disney bought marvels parent company not marvel itself i think

  11. Wait… I think he made me a believer. If not only for the male teen demographic part. There will definitely be a bad side to this but I am hopeful.

    Wasn’t Marvel supposed to be working on a movie version of Stephen King’s The Dark Tower?

  12. Disney has already ruined marvel by adding them to Phineas and Ferb, like really adding Spider man,Thor,Hulk,Iron man,Venom,Red skull,and other villains i do not remember the name of into Phineas and ferb really get me angry for the “not going to water it down” and “if it aint broke” and them being lies talk about false advertising?

    • I was disappointed with this as well. For what ever reason, when Disney gets a hold of something nice they reduce it to a pile of smoldering embers. They show things repeatedly to the point ad nauseum; take Teen Beach movie for example. Even my mom was disappointed when she saw the what they did; she’s old school Marvel and DC fan. Watered down? More like drenched in gasoline with a match waiting nearby. It ain’t broke; its shattered.

    • Exactly! It’s not about the contracts or money… It’s all about Disney and how there going to water down all Marvel heroes!

  13. It’s not that Marvel has grouped up with Pixar and Paramount Studios. It’s that Marvel grouped up with Disney. Marvel is a ass-kicking, alchocol drinking (Mainly Iron man), rated R movie making company with HD and blood! A real man feast! However Disney wil make anime with Iron man, Hulk, Thor and Spider-Man and if you know Disney they won’t tell the true stories if the heroes that make us lone them! Iron man and Pepper, Hulk and Bruce, Thor and Jane, ect…Disney will take that away and make characters such as Hulk only a monster!!!!!

  14. ” and I don’t care what the nay-sayers out there gripe about, if I owned a prospering business and a mega-company offered to buy me out for an exuberant amount of money, I’d sell too. Heck, I’d go buy a special pen just to sign the papers! Anyone who says otherwise just isn’t being honest with themselves.”

    Are you kidding me? Not in a million years would I sell a franchise like Marvel to Disney for any amount of money, especially since it’s a major competition to them. Sigh, The World is going downhill, and when one major corporation sells out to another, we know that the middle man, and less, is f**ked. Good luck, World.

  15. I hope you all know that Disney has made some excellent movies that are bloody, gritty, ect. You are all just looking at the kids side to Disney, not the mature grown up side. Do some research into it before starting a riot.

  16. You guys really believe that they won’t ruin marvel? Want a prime example? Look at Starwars, look how trashy and kidish it has become. They’ll do the same with Marvel, they’ll start making trashy cartoons, turning the heroes into kids (which has already begun). Everything they have bought, they have ruined. They make so much money, they really wouldn’t care if they ruined it or not.

  17. The worst thing that has happened to Marvel is being purchased by
    Disney. Disney is an evil company and uses the comic industry as a medium to promote the racial diversity and homosexual agenda. They have taken iconic characters (SpiderMan in the Ultimate Universe) and even mythological characters such as Hercules and turned them into homosexuals. They have taken The great name of the Defenders and turned the present team members into fem-nazi dykes. I will not go into detail about the other forms of entertainment that Disney had infiltrated and destroyed.
    BOYCOTT Marvel and Disney until Marvel is back to its rightful owners.

    • Dude, What the heck is wrong with you? Have you just came from stone age?
      Homosexuality and racial diversity is evil, femnazis, wow, too much ignorance and intolerance.
      Btw, if you want we could speak about the “Great” Tobey Maguire on the original spiderman or the Ghost raider or even the incredible hulk. And other bastard films accepted and collaborated. Also, the quantity of films, and quality was improved since the year Disney bought Marvel, you can check it on the internet.

  18. Disney has f up marvel already by changing genders and color who u fooling

  19. Disney buying marvel was the worst i dont think ebola is any worse than this i saw Spiderman cartoon on disney u guys have ruined him and all the other marvel characters i cant wait to see u guys lose so many customers because of this u should give marvel back u just ruined marvel

    • Dumbest comment ever lol

  20. “Disney isn’t exactly synonymous with violence.” Seriously, have you never heard of Touchstone Pictures, Hollywood Pictures or Dimension?

  21. I fukin LOVE MARVEL!!!!!!!! Avengers is my fave especially Captain America cause he’s fit