It is yet to be seen how yesterday's news, bombshell rather, of Walt Disney Company's $4 billion dollar acquisition of Marvel Entertainment will effect both companies.
We've kept you up to date on all of the developments, so far.
The prospects are great for potential and inevitable Marvel/Disney mash ups. But worried Marvel fans are reacting with the entire gambit of emotions, from raised eyebrows to screaming bloody murder!
So who better to weigh in on the situation than legendary Marvel creator Stan Lee? He "created" droves of the most iconic Marvel characters in the 5,000 Disney now has control over. So unsurprisingly, Lee is thrilled.
Lee said in a statement:
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.
Years ago, Lee came extremely close to buying Marvel with Michael Jackson. I bet that 4 billion is looking like a lost lottery ticket.
Lee offers up why he thinks that it couldn't have worked out better for both companies:
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.
Lee ends with his best "win win" sales pitch:
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!
We're gonna have to wait and see. It's too soon to really say either way. There are several arguments for both sides.
I'm leaning towards being in favor of it. But to say every body wins when combing "the best with the best," is very optimistic. Take your favorite cut of steak, and top it with the best ice cream, and it's not gonna taste so good! But with proper separation, one can enhance the taste of the other. Which will leave you pretty darn satisfied.
What do you guys think?