Disney May Be Next In Line To Try And Acquire Warner Bros. And DC Comics In Merger

Fox's Rupert Murdoch tried and failed to buy Time Warner, and while China's richest man is now said to be looking to add the company to his empire. However, Walt Disney have also been mentioned as a potential buyer! Will we soon have the Marvel/DC Cinematic Universe?!

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By Josh Wilding - 8/14/2014

When Rupert Murdoch tried to buy Time Warner, we jokingly speculated that a merger could potentially lead to a movie featuring the Justice League and X-Men (though there's really no reason why that couldn't have happened had the $80 billion bid been accepted). However, the Marvel and DC Universe becoming one could actually be one step closer as The Hollywood Reporter names Walt Disney as a potential buyer - along with Google and Apple - should China's wealthiest man Wang Jianlin fail to add the company to his empire. "The prospect of combining Disney's Marvel with Time Warner's DC Comics might be too compelling to ignore," the site states, adding, "Plus CNN would give Disney the cable news asset it lacks. Disney's market cap as of Aug. 8 was $149 billion compared with Time Warner's $63 billion, which gives Disney CEO Bob Iger more leverage than Murdoch might have had." Though it's on a much larger scale, Disney could then bring both Warner Bros. and DC Comics under their control with the likes of Lucasfilm, Marvel and Pixar. Could that mean that Batman and Spider-Man will share the same comic book universe while Captain America and Superman battle it out on the big screen? The logistics of such a merger are hard to figure out, but it sounds like a possibility. What do you guys think? 
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Pasto - 8/14/2014, 1:34 PM
*Tries not to laugh*

*Laughs a lot*
Pasto - 8/14/2014, 1:35 PM
So I guess a film starring Batman and Captain America MAY actually happen...

I can't...
yossarian - 8/14/2014, 1:35 PM
Do it!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


Dizney Prinzezz UNITE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

LEVEL 7!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!1
MrBlackjack - 8/14/2014, 1:35 PM
They sure as hell stand a better chance than Fox.
Pasto - 8/14/2014, 1:37 PM
I know trolls on both sides will be eating dried and hard biscuits if Marvel actually goes through with this.
Omarvls - 8/14/2014, 1:37 PM
Never going to happen
AssViolator - 8/14/2014, 1:38 PM
LOL!
sKeemAn - 8/14/2014, 1:38 PM
There's always a bigger fish

0megaDaGod - 8/14/2014, 1:38 PM
I'm pretty sure even if they did this there are laws against them owning both Marvel and DC.

They'd have to sell one of them
ALmazing - 8/14/2014, 1:39 PM
Perkele Denmark! You don't have to watch over Norway all the time, he is not 11 anymore! I think...   <br />   <br />- Finland
AlphaAndDecima - 8/14/2014, 1:39 PM
"Could that mean that Batman and Spider-Man will share the same comic book universe…"

Unless Sony wants to try and continue this shit fest idea of a Spider-Man Cinematic Universe, then no.

Although…damn…Disney will be killing it if they even get Warner Brothers.
Omarvls - 8/14/2014, 1:39 PM
Avengers vs Justice League

May 2021

Biggest movie ever

Yeah it will never happen

But the possibilities WOW
Ignition - 8/14/2014, 1:39 PM
Ugh.
batz11 - 8/14/2014, 1:40 PM
We don't need DC shit ruining the MCU...
^ and here we go, I kid...I kid...

Yoss, LMAO, what was that dude's name again?
SnapperCarr - 8/14/2014, 1:43 PM
Can this actually happen? DC characters fit with Disney far better than Marvel characters.
Seven23 - 8/14/2014, 1:44 PM
NOOOOOOOOOOO !!!!!!!!!
Maxi91291 - 8/14/2014, 1:44 PM
"Dizney Prinzezz UNITE"
"LEVEL 7"


Oh man that would be just awesome. I want this to happen just to watch those pathological trolls react ....
yossarian - 8/14/2014, 1:44 PM
@Batz - Mantitititium or some shit I think.
DuckNation - 8/14/2014, 1:44 PM
Prime - 8/14/2014, 1:44 PM
So there is a chance we would get to see Superman and Thor share the same screen before Spider Man and Thor can share one.
Rhinoman - 8/14/2014, 1:45 PM
DC comics and Marvel merger reboot
DoctorAlgernopKrieger - 8/14/2014, 1:45 PM
If disney wants broadcast news buy Fox New Corporation they would get the rights for F4 and XMen under their belts.
batz11 - 8/14/2014, 1:45 PM
Weird though, aren't Marvel's characters with the Universal's theme park? Are there Marvel characters at Disney's parks now? DC characters would be cool at the Disney theme parks...I'm getting confused...
MrBlackjack - 8/14/2014, 1:45 PM
It's still extremely unlikely that this would ever happen.
AssViolator - 8/14/2014, 1:45 PM
Bring in the family! Lol, I think people here would actually get heart attacks
DeusExSponge - 8/14/2014, 1:45 PM
That's going to be one hell of a move by Disney, imagine the possibilities!
DangerRoom - 8/14/2014, 1:46 PM
Amalgam anyone?

DCGuy - 8/14/2014, 1:46 PM
GOD NO PLEASE NO NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!
Sipprelle - 8/14/2014, 1:46 PM
Not gonna happen. Disney will officially be more influential than the NSA if this goes through.

@sKeemAn Hahaha
sapach - 8/14/2014, 1:47 PM
well, it doe have a better chance than Fox.

JLA/Avengers maybe? Probably not going to happen because of comic book monopoly, but one can dream right?
Pasto - 8/14/2014, 1:47 PM
Mantinium and Turk would be suicidal.
Prime - 8/14/2014, 1:47 PM
Why not just buy Fox?
sKeemAn - 8/14/2014, 1:48 PM
ALmazing - 8/14/2014, 1:48 PM
TheManFromMars - 8/14/2014, 1:49 PM
Hail Mickey!
ALegendaryPanda - 8/14/2014, 1:49 PM
NOPE!!!
ekrolo2 - 8/14/2014, 1:49 PM
if Disney ever got DC, they would [frick] those characters harder than they've [frick]ed Iron Man & Thor combined.
portgas - 8/14/2014, 1:50 PM
ThePowerCosmic - 8/14/2014, 1:50 PM
Mantinium Man and DCGuy would effin hang themselves! Hahaha please make this happen Disney!
GadoTheLion - 8/14/2014, 1:50 PM
never gonna happen

would be fun just to watch the trolls heads explode in what would inevitably be the *****fest to end all *****fests
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