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    Default Disney is buying Marvel.....WTF!

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    LOS ANGELES The Walt Disney Co. said Monday it is buying Marvel Entertainment Inc. for $4 billion in cash and stock, bringing characters like Iron Man and Spider-Man into the family of Mickey Mouse and WALL-E.

    Under the deal, Disney will acquire ownership of 5,000 Marvel characters. Many of them, including the Fantastic Four and the X-Men, were co-created by the comic book legend Stan Lee.

    Analyst David Joyce of Miller Tabak & Co. said the acquisition will help Disney appeal to young men who have flocked to theaters to see Marvel's superheroes in recent years. That contrasts with Disney's recent successes among young women with such fare as "Hannah Montana" and the Jonas Brothers.

    "It helps Disney add exposure to a young male demographic it had sort of lost some balance with," Joyce said, noting the $4 billion offer was at "full price."

    Disney said Marvel shareholders will receive $30 per share in cash, plus 0.745 Disney shares for every Marvel share they own. That values each Marvel share at $50 based on Friday's closing stock prices.

    Marvel shares jumped $10.17, or 26 percent, to $48.82 shortly after the market opened. Disney shares fell 47 cents, or 1.8 percent, to $26.37.

    Disney said the boards of both companies have approved the transaction, but it will require an antitrust review and the approval of Marvel shareholders.

    Disney CEO Robert Iger said the acquisition combines Marvel's "strong global brand and world-renowned library of characters" with Disney's "unparalleled global portfolio of entertainment properties" and ability to maximize value across multiple platforms and territories.


    The way i see it...spiderman, iron man and the x-men just lost all credibility. No one is going to take wolverine seriously if hes running around with mickey mouse :
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    I don't see how the Xmen lose credibility...or any of the other comic book characters in the marvel universe lose credibility because Marvel has been purchased by Disney Inc.
    Stay out of it, dude.


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    has ESPN lost credibility due to its ties to the House of Mouse?
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    Quote Originally Posted by broken9500 View Post
    I don't see how the Xmen lose credibility...or any of the other comic book characters in the marvel universe lose credibility because Marvel has been purchased by Disney Inc.
    I agree, its a business.


    Ohhh and spider man, Xmen and iron man are not real people.
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    Quote Originally Posted by OLO View Post
    I agree, its a business.


    Ohhh and spider man, Xmen and iron man are not real people.
    whachutalkin bout OLO?!
    Stay out of it, dude.


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    Quote Originally Posted by OLO View Post
    I agree, its a business.


    Ohhh and spider man, Xmen and iron man are not real people.
    What about Batman and Robin?
    Just go for it!

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    It'd be cool to see them develop some rides and put them at CA Adventure so they have more than just the Tower of Terror, California Screamin', and the Toy Story Mania ride that are cool

    I firmly believe that if they put in a Nightmare Before Christmas ride (the Haunted Mansion redo they do in the fall is already popular), and a few superhero rides there, they'd have way more success in that 2nd park.

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    Disney bought the Muppets once too, and a baseball team.....and Howard Hughes's big ol' boat-plane.


    This probably isn't the wisest little merger either. Just sayin........
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    Quote Originally Posted by LLFHS View Post
    Disney bought the Muppets once too, and a baseball team.....and Howard Hughes's big ol' boat-plane.


    This probably isn't the wisest little merger either. Just sayin........
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    wonder what this does to the Marvel section of Universal Studios' "Islands Of Adventure"?

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    Quote Originally Posted by lovemachine97(Version 2) View Post
    It'd be cool to see them develop some rides and put them at CA Adventure so they have more than just the Tower of Terror, California Screamin', and the Toy Story Mania ride that are cool

    I firmly believe that if they put in a Nightmare Before Christmas ride (the Haunted Mansion redo they do in the fall is already popular), and a few superhero rides there, they'd have way more success in that 2nd park.
    someone at work brought up the ride/attraction thing. I'm thinking some of those virtual reality type rides where we're webslinging like spiderman or in a battle among the x-men or something would be totally awesome!
    Stay out of it, dude.


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    Quote Originally Posted by broken9500 View Post
    someone at work brought up the ride/attraction thing. I'm thinking some of those virtual reality type rides where we're webslinging like spiderman or in a battle among the x-men or something would be totally awesome!
    I think the Spiderman ride at IOA would be right up your alley, then!

 

 

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