Have you ever wanted to see Yensid battle Wolverine? How about Donald Duck and Iron Man vs. Goofy and Captain America? These team-ups may now be possible.
Disney has just purchased Marvel, along with their 5,000+ characters (which include Iron Man, Captain America, Spider-Man, the X-men, the Fantastic Four, and many, many more) for $4 billion.
Robert Iger said about the recent purchase: “We believe that adding Marvel to Disney’s unique portfolio of brands provides significant opportunities for long-term growth and value creation.”
Marvel’s CEO Ike Perlmutter added that “Disney is the perfect home for Marvel’s fantastic library of characters given its proven ability to expand content creation and licensing businesses. This is an unparalleled opportunity for Marvel to build upon its vibrant brand and character properties by accessing Disney’s tremendous global organization and infrastructure around the world.”
What will Disney do with these new gained characters and the recently gained fan base? I hope that they don't combine the classic Disney characters with these newly begotten Marvel characters, but it is possible they may capitalize on combining both pr
operties into their own merchandise and possible theme park attractions. Let's hope not...
(The above image was drawn by Marvel and Disney artist Jason Peltz, just for this occasion).