Disney-Marvel Deal: Stan Lee’s Approval & New Hybrid Characters

Published 5 years ago by , Updated August 14th, 2013 at 3:03 pm,

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The recent Disney/Marvel partnership is still sending ripples out across the blogosphere. How will it affect the current state of comics? What impact will it have on Marvel Studios’ production schedule? So much was already happening at Marvel Studios with their epic slate of upcoming films, now they’ll be capable of exploring new territories as we (hopefully) get to see an expansion of their production capacity thanks to Disney’s vastly superior resources.

In light of the major news surrounding Disney and Marvel, we have for you some pictures of new characters born out of the merger between the two media juggernauts as well as some words about the corporate happenings from Stan Lee, the genius creator behind so many of the comics and characters we know and love today.

Stan Lee, a legend of the comic book industry, couldn’t be more happy about the Disney acquisition. In a statement to MTV, he revealed his feelings about the merger and how he believes it’ll benefit everyone greatly in the long run:

“I couldn’t be happier with this agreement… It’s [a] great move for Disney, for Marvel and for my company Pow! Entertainment since Pow! has a first-look deal with Disney. From every point of view, the merger of Disney and Marvel is a match made in heaven.”

“Just imagine… with this deal Marvel gives Disney a library of literally hundreds of unique and colorful characters that have the potential to make great, high-concept movies and long-lasting franchises—and nobody knows how to play in that ball park better than Disney… This is a great day for the two companies and for the entertainment community as a whole. To sum it up as simply as possible, when you combine the best with the best, everyone wins!”

Obvious biases aside, Stan the Man makes some good points and he’s not wrong in anything he’s optimistic about. The hopes of myself and I’m sure all Marvel fans and moviegoers is that we get many more movies from Marvel Studios. I’m excited for the first announcements of what will come in addition to the Marvel Studios films already in development, including Iron Man 2, The First Avenger: Captain America, Thor and The Avengers.

Now, on to the fun stuff… New characters!

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  1. Oh but i want Spiderman to be of it`s own kind, WHY DID YOU HAVE TO INTERFERE WITH MARVEL DISNEY WHY IT WOULD BE SO RANDOM FOR FANS TO SEE THE MARVEL/DISNEY MAIN TITLES WHEN IT`S IN THE MIDDLE OF MANY FRANCHISES ALSO PEOPLE MIGHT THINK IT WILL GET MORE FAMILY-ISH I DON`T WANT SPIDERMAN TO BE TOO SHINING FAMILY-ISH IF IT`S TOO FAMILY TYPE OBSERVED THEN PEOPLE MIGHT NOT UNDERSTAND THE DRAMA IN SPIDERMAN FILMS PLEASE GIVE SPIDERMAN BACK TO MARVEL I CAN`T BELIEVE YOU DID THIS WITHOUT KNOWING PEOPLE`S OPINIONS PLEASE GIVE SPIDERMAN ASPECTS BACK TO MARVEL OR THINGS WILL GET AWKWARD PLSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSS!!!!!

  2. GRT!!!!!! SO STAN LEE APPROVED OF THIS AND NOW THEY OWN ALL THE CHARACTERS HOW COULD U DISNEY NOW PEOPLE WILL THINK SPIDERMAN CAN`T BE FOR TEENS AND ADULTS UNLESS IT`S A SHINY GOOFY FAMILY ORIENT I`M SORRY DISNEY I DON`T WANT TO SEE THE MARVEL/DISNEY TITLE IN SPIDERMAN OR IT CAN`T BE FUN FOR ME ANYMORE SO GIVE IT BACK TO MARVEL PLEASE!!!

  3. Ok, sorry disney, i feel like i`ve just insulted you, and actually you`ve got great programs all over your industry, but it`s just i don`t want Spiderman`s world to be changed, i want him to go as believable and as less believable without going too onswifted and not making enough sense, i want his world to be very mature and not really any comedy sense or anything too high-drifted or keen, there`s something about him that makes him a complete normal simple average superhero that`s a little hard to explain, he has the power of a Spider, and somehow a superhero like him is the perfect superhero that makes me see a chracteristic i could understand very much more than any superhero, and that`s why i like him alot. So I`d rather Marvel is the only thing he does since your company is so well known. I want to embrace the fact that i`ve seen something reasonable for this world to have kept living up with.

  4. I heard on another website Disney will own characters such as Spiderman and Iron Man, which doesn`t sound great. I want Spiderman to stay at my age Level, but seriously some of my favorite superhero franchises to due have been turned into unorganized pieces of ****, like Spiderman and Batman. Even though i probably can`t get excited to see any of my favorite superhero comic series anymore, i`d still rather have Disney not touch Marvel. I want to have some prosperity with myself remembering the joyous times of marvel comics.

  5. @ rogers……um marvel didnt own the movie rights to spiderman in the first place, Columbia Pictures owned the rights to the movie. and disney has stated that they dont want to make the movies all kid-friendly, yes maybe a bit more but not G rated PG-13 is what they will probably be. so dont worry the movies are gonna be fine. in fact the x-men movie rights wernt owned by marvel either.

  6. Oh yeah, yeah thanks luke. But why not? who or what is what company owns the characters up to?

  7. Sorry, my names rogers. i typed in someone else`s name by accident.

  8. I really think they shouldn`t buy marvel until all franchises are finished, other wise i`ll be sterned

  9. @stycr marvel still owns the rights to the characters but other movie studieos own the rights to the movies, but disney has said that they are gonna wait till the contracts for the movie rights are up then try to buy them, they dont want to break contarcts that are all ready set up

  10. I don`t think Disney should have interfered with Marvel at all, i mean Marvel has enough to deal with sancrinzing things that are messed up with some of their franchises, i really think they should just give it back to Marvel because it isn`t the right time for big change of movements, otherwise it`ll just mess some of the franchises up more and more.

  11. if any of you know a thing about disney then you know that disney is barely going to touch this except for upping there merchandise. which means that we will definatley be seeing a lot more action figure. and the only reason that disney is doing this is because everything that disney is doing now a days is all for girls! here, this is exactlly what disney has to say about this purchase…
    “disneys mickey mouse is teaming up with marvels spiderman. Thats because the walt disney company is buying marvel entertainment for $4 billion. One reason for the the buy: many of the disneys top brands attract mostly girls.the marvel superheroes will help disney get more boy fans. soon there will be lots more disney movies starring marvel characters. and there will be new superhero goods in the worldwide market. some marvel fans worry that disney may change the superheroes. not so, says Ike Perlmutter, marvels top boss. “disney is the perfect home.
    now some of you might now like seeing a disney logo right before a marvel movie but disney owns the company that kevin smith makes his movie for and for anyone that has seen even one kevin smith movie you know that there is like a thousand f boms in it. and if disney can own that without touching it i think we will be pretty safe with marvel. i will be very surprised and not to mention very pissed if disney fucks up marvel. and lets not forget that they made the pirates of the carribean movies and those are about has violent as most marvel movies. and there right about them having pretty much no titles for buy, i walked in to a disney store while back and it is not at all like it used to be, everything there is a dress!!! but now i bet they have already started redecerating the store for this sudden unexpected change. all we can do right now is hope disney wont do anything. p.s at disney world mickey mouse and spiderman never leave each others side… (creepy)

  12. Well it`s just too early for them to buy Marvel i mean like they`re already writing scripts for some of the movies, aren`t they? Also i kind of agree with rogers, i mean both Marvel and Disney are well known but i don`t want anything to happen with Spiderman he`s my favorite superhero and somehow heroes like him, X-Men and others are heroes that i like the way they are with what is carried in their worlds, i like seeing it come from the real company that made them, so i`ll only be ticked if they don`t wait to buy Marvel, cuz aren`t marvel studios already making plans to produce heroes like Captain America and Avengers? That`s why it might be a better idea for them to wait, cuz Marvel should still make their own version of it.

  13. look … if Disney can just be the deep pockets and stay out of the productions (not likely but hopeful) and let Marvel continue to be Marvel.. good things can happen. Hey if STAN LEE can endorse the this merger then I think I am gonna have a little faith in his opinion after all he is STAN LEE!!!!!…… yet the words Disney and marvel in the same sentence does put an ill feeling in my gut when they are said out loud.

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