Disney to Acquire Marvel Entertainment

Marvel Disney Takeover

That Goofy-Wolverine crossover you’ve always been waiting for can now finally happen!

File this in the Ridiculously Huge News folder — According to a press release just put out on the Disney Corporate website, a huge “stock and cash deal” will result in Disney taking over Marvel Entertainment and all of its subsidiaries.  As part of the $4 billion dollar acquistition Disney will now own the more than 5,000 characters from the various Marvel Universes.

I don’t know how I feel about this one.  This could be bad in many ways, especially if Disney starts trying to exert creative control of Marvel Comics itself.  It could also negatively affect the upcoming slate of feature films Marvel is producing like The Avengers and Captain America.  On the other hand, this could be very good for Marvel’s animation studio, since Disney is no slouch when it comes to animation. Many will proclaim this as the death of Marvel, but it probably makes sense from a business perspective for this takeover to happen. The two companies are world leaders in entertainment for kids, young adults and dorks.

I guess we’ll have to wait and see how this one plays out.