I sat on this for a couple days trying to figure out what to make of the news:
Disney announced today that it is acquiring superhero factory Marvel Entertainment for $4 billion in cash and stock. The move gives the mouse house ownership of more than 5,000 Marvel characters (New TeeVee)
To sigh, cry, or walk away?
I am not a fan of Disney, and I haven't been for quite some time. Over the last 10 years, the company focused a race to the bottom rather than on the quality of their works. Meet the Robinsons is probably the only film they have made in a long time that lives up to the old Disney ideals.
I am really concerned about how this will affect Marvel.
This can only be a good thing for people who just want to see more content come out with no eye to quality.
What to expect?
- More pointless sequels
- Further watering down of Marvel content
- Cuddly cartoons merchandised even more than they are now
- Rise of Marvel Animation and Live Action
- End of the the Comic Books
I know that last one will be controversial, but I will be surprised if Marvel's comic books will make enough money to make Disney happy without drastic changes.