Confirmation That Disney WILL NOT Interfere In Marvel's Character Development

Confirmation That Disney WILL NOT Interfere In Marvel's Character Development

I was worried for a little while as were the rest of you are now. But after reading this article you all will feel much better about the Disney/Marvel merger.

Before reading the following paragraph from Niki Finke, you need to know whom she is talking about. Bob Iger is the head honcho at Disney and has been after Marvel for quite awhile. Ike Perlmutter is the head honcho CEO at Marvel. These were the two guys responsible for the merger. Now you may read this from Niki Finke:

"Content-wise, the two moguls agreed that Marvel would continue to operate independently of the notoriously micro-managing Disney in the same way that Miramax did under the Weinstein Brothers. Though that probably won't make even hardcore fanboys feel better about the deal they're pissing on all over the Internet yesterday and today. (Given what Iger likes to refer to as the "combustion of digital word of mouth" that operates these days, Iger and Perlmutter have their work cut out for them trying to get skeptical fanboys to believe that Disney has no intention of altering the creative approach which Marvel takes to its comic books and movies. Of course, it helps the corporate confluence between the two companies that Marvel's movie fare has been and will be "PG-13".)

This means that Disney will leave all the character developments to Marvel and not Mickey Mouse them all to hell. This is a marvelous thing. That being said, the future looks pretty bright for comic book movies and it looks like we all will have a generation of them to look forward to.
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Spock - 9/2/2009, 1:01 PM
That is good news. Wowowwo!!!!
InTylerWeTrust - 9/2/2009, 1:02 PM
Thank god you posted this. Now maybe some people won't kill themselves.
ItsNotASchooner - 9/2/2009, 1:03 PM
woot to the woot
LEEE777 - 9/2/2009, 1:04 PM
Of course their gonna say that lol, they have the INTERNET too!

Lets just wait an see them screw projects up! ; )

DISNEY will DOOM lot'sa projects!


; D
MatchesMalone - 9/2/2009, 1:04 PM
I'm still wary as hell.
InTylerWeTrust - 9/2/2009, 1:04 PM
It's just like how me and some other posters were telling everyone.
LEEE777 - 9/2/2009, 1:05 PM
TYLER @ You would believe it lmao! ; D

Seriously dude, i hope im wrong but don't celebrate just becoz they said maybe BS to everyone! ; )
InTylerWeTrust - 9/2/2009, 1:07 PM
And you would be a complete pessimist and believe that everything would suck just because Disney owns Marvel now.

One more time, Disney is not making the movies. Marvel Studios still is.
ThunderCougarFalconBird - 9/2/2009, 1:09 PM
Marvel have spoken openly about their movie plans for the next 5yrs and Disney will have looked closely at that. The tone has been set for these movies already and the success of Iron-Man alone gives Disney no reason to interfere. Pirates of the Caribbean 2&3 are much darker than any Marvel film so worrying about the grit getting sucked out is a needless exercise.

So I think Disney will let Marvel follow through with their plans. Marvel now have more money to do this with and if things go well we could even see Disney making a play for Marvels lost characters with X-Men and Spiderman coming back.

In short, this looks like it can only be a good thing and people need to open their eyes to it.
1Rocketeer - 9/2/2009, 1:09 PM
finally, the rage can end.

as i type that i see there's a disney banner ad below this box and mickey mouse is peering at me eyes wide open. -shivers-
InTylerWeTrust - 9/2/2009, 1:10 PM
Disney knows how to make movies. They've been around for decades, and have made some of the best movies, not just for kids to enjoy, but that still hold up today as classics.
Bamf7 - 9/2/2009, 1:10 PM
How can people still be so worried??? Disney owns Miramax, Touchstone...has made movies like the Dead Poets Society, Pulp Fiction, the Royal Tenenbaums, Kill Bill, and Good Morning Vietnam, They even own the production company that makes Grey's Anatomy. I'm not saying these are all great movies, but definitely not for kids or "dumbed down". Things will be fine, and we have not seen ANYTHING to show that it won't be ok. When Disney does something bad to Marvel, I'll worry then. There is no reason to complain right all.
LEEE777 - 9/2/2009, 1:13 PM
How can ppl not still be worried lol!

Their gonna [frick] this up! ; (
ThunderCougarFalconBird - 9/2/2009, 1:14 PM
Tyler - Preach on! I'm with you all the way! Together we can convert LEE, or mock him for his over the top pessimism!

Bamf7 - Well said sir! I couldn't understand the panic when this news 1st broke and can't believe people are still up in arms over this!
CrookedJaw - 9/2/2009, 1:14 PM
haha, whoever spent time to make that Ironpony...good job :P as weird as it is, it takes skill
HeyVanity - 9/2/2009, 1:16 PM
Regardless of whether it's actually true or not it makes me feel a little better about it at least.
InTylerWeTrust - 9/2/2009, 1:16 PM
Howlett: Thank you.

LEEE777 - 9/2/2009, 1:18 PM
david @ Lol! ; D

HOWLETT @ Dude, i am with you and TYLER, an fingers crossed its true, but i wouldn't trust DISNEY as far as i could throw 'em lol!

StephenStrange - 9/2/2009, 1:20 PM
Jman1977, thanks for posting this.

Very positive indeed.

But can you really blame people for being nervous?
Especially after what that bunghole on G4 said.
InTylerWeTrust - 9/2/2009, 1:21 PM
I can't blame people for being a bit cautious, but I can blame people who exclaim that everything is going to go to hell and that Marvel movies will be total suck fests from now on.
CrookedJaw - 9/2/2009, 1:22 PM
I'm with Tyler on this too, I'm not worried, People are just freakin out over the initial news...give it time, and everyone will see nothing will change
LEEE777 - 9/2/2009, 1:22 PM
We will see @ DarthMulder @ We will see! ; )

An very cool AVATAR!

TYLER @ PPL are not saying all the MARVEL movies will suck from now on, just some may be change or bumped, or lost!

No one with half a brains gonna jump in an say okay panic over they said this so its all true pantic over lol!

Its good to be cautious!

But thanx @ JMAN @ It is brighter news, hopefully DISNEY will stick to it! ; )
LordHumongous - 9/2/2009, 1:25 PM
Not sure if I buy it. Actions speak louder than words.
GUNSMITH - 9/2/2009, 1:27 PM
InTylerWeTrust - 9/2/2009, 1:27 PM
I haven't seen concrete evidence that Disney will screw up the movies.
dizzongster - 9/2/2009, 1:28 PM
@ LEEE - Let me give you a run down of some films that have been released by Miramax, another studio that Disney owns.

Reservoir Dogs
The Crow
Pulp Fiction
From Dusk Til Dawn
Hellraiser Bloodline
Dont Be a Menace to South Central While Drinking Your Juice in the Hood
Jackie Brown
Princess Mononoke
The Talented Mr Ripley
Gangs of New York
Kill Bill

I'm gonna go ahead and stop there. Point is, just cause Disney owns something, it doesnt mean they're gonna try to take total control. They know what they're doing, thats why they have so much goddam money. I really think this buyout is gonna end up being great.

Imagine the budget's these Marvel films can have now. They don't have to worry about spacing out all their movies in the future due to budgetary concerns. We could get 4-5 Marvel movies funded a year with Disney putting up the cash for it. And the fact that Pixar may be involved in future Marvel projects is nothing short of awesome.
LEEE777 - 9/2/2009, 1:28 PM


LORD @ Exactly! ; )

DIZZ @ You forgot a lot of the dogs and crap they've also done lol, an theres one COMIC BOOK movie there!

I hope DISNEY keeps to what their saying, then WE all win but if not.................
Inohaku - 9/2/2009, 1:29 PM
Yeah, right, they won't interfere...
LEEE777 - 9/2/2009, 1:32 PM
End of the day their not going to tell everyone they are going to interfere....

Think about it! : D
LordHumongous - 9/2/2009, 1:33 PM
Ok Dizz, here's the problem with your logic, the Weinsteins left Miramax because Disney was too controling and they took Kevin Smith and the rest of their creativity with them.
InTylerWeTrust - 9/2/2009, 1:35 PM
It's funny. I heard a bunch of people saying "we need a statement from them saying they won't interfere!" and now they have done that, and people are still complaining. Funny, isn't it?
dizzongster - 9/2/2009, 1:37 PM
@LordHumongous - They left because issues with Farenheit 9/11. That's one movie. That was a highly political movie, and it was a sensitive time in American cinema. That and Michael Moore likes to make up bullshit facts and stretch the truth of his documentaries with clever editing. I'd probably wanna cut up his shitty movies too if I was in charge :P
CorndogBurglar - 9/2/2009, 1:43 PM
of course they aren't going to mess things up. they would lose half their fan base if they did. no company is that stupid. if you owned, lets say a resaurant, would you turn around and tell regular customers that have been coming to your restaurant for years that you no longer want their business?? of course you wouldn't. so what makes you all think disney / marvel would?? come on people, company is going to do something to lose half their business...
CorndogBurglar - 9/2/2009, 1:44 PM
@ tyler

yes it is, funny, and irritating. this isn't a hard thing to understand. disney messing with marvel's characters would lose all their older fans. why would they do something like that? it would be idiotic
Imran - 9/2/2009, 1:45 PM
LEEE, Disney own Lost.. I'm sure you like Lost!

But yeah, this article is good news.. But we'll all have to wait and see..

Zac Efron as Captain America, Vanessa Ann Hudgens as Wasp and Corbin Bleu is The Black Panther
LordHumongous - 9/2/2009, 1:45 PM
Tyler, all it takes is 1 Mom saying, "My son is reading those comics you own Disney and they are highly offensive. I'm going to start a boycott of all Disney products!" Then that one Mom writes a blog about it and goes on Oprah. Then Disney is screwed. Or they tune down Marvel. Which one is easier?

Dizz, if Kevin Smith isn't pro-Disney than I'm not pro-Disney.
LEEE777 - 9/2/2009, 1:46 PM
Its not the companies, its THE SUITS in it!

Believe it when i see it lol!

But hope your right1 ; )

LORD @ EXACTLY dude!!!

Imran @ Lol! : D
CorndogBurglar - 9/2/2009, 1:47 PM
@ lordhumongous

chances are, that mother's kid is already reading marvel comics, before the merger.

@ leee

the suits are in it for money, not LOSING money by driving away old fans!
LEEE777 - 9/2/2009, 1:48 PM
Just like FOX then! ; D

NERO - 9/2/2009, 1:50 PM
SEE!!!! HAHAHAHAHAHA!!!! Buy them all back and bring them home Marvel!
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