As we mentioned earlier today, Disney's D23 Expo is currently blowing up in Anaheim CA. Walt Disney Company President and CEO Bob Iger took the opportunity to address the recent acquistion of Marvel Entertainment. Like he has been saying from the start, Marvel will continue to operate as it currently has been.
"We're not planning on any 'Disneyfication' of Marvel ...Our intention is to keep Marvel as an entity."
Iger went on to explain that he has met with a great many Marvel talents and that, like the acquisition of Pixar, Disney's primary goal is to stay on the sidelines and let the artists do what they do best.
He did admit that he was excited about the chance for some cross-pollination in the future, though nothing is planned as of yet.
Iger reiterated that part of what is so intriguing about Marvel is that the deal is designed to play out in the long run, having characters that "transcend gender and age." In the short term, Disney just has to wait until some of the Marvel deals already in place with other studios and theme parks "work their course" and, until then, "there isn't much planning to be done."
So there you have it again. Disney is going to let Marvel Entertainment do what they have set out to do. Now that you have had a little over a week to let this whole Disney Marvel deal sink in, what do you think? Do you still think Disney is going to ruin Marvel and it's future films?
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