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Old 02-18-2013, 01:55 PM   #1
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Dont you think comcast will want to get rid of Marvel since they cant use Marvel in california? My opinion is they want both Hollywood and Orlando to be the same.
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I don't know what would be gained by having both the same. Certainly something would be lost if Comcast stopped using Marvel characters in FL.
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Dont you think comcast will want to get rid of Marvel since they cant use Marvel in california? My opinion is they want both Hollywood and Orlando to be the same.
In a word...nope.
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Old 02-18-2013, 05:38 PM   #4
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Universal isn't going to spend the $millions it would take to excise Marvel from IOA just because they can't use them in CA. They had the opportunity to use them in CA and passed, but they seem perfectly happy with what they've got.

It will take something really big to come along for them to retheme the whole area.
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Old 02-18-2013, 06:54 PM   #5
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Dont you think comcast will want to get rid of Marvel since they cant use Marvel in california? My opinion is they want both Hollywood and Orlando to be the same.
The thing they want to be the same the most is they want those areas to be PROFITABLE. There's no chance that they give up their Marvel related rights in Florida.
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~I love what Disney had done with Marvel! I wish Comcast would just sell the rights to the Avengers. I don't see the real point in hanging on to it. I wish Disney could buy Comcast!!!
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Old 02-19-2013, 09:57 PM   #7
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I don't see them getting out of the Marvel business at all! They already have the Marvel area built, they only pay Disney/Marvel a fee for it, as long as the fee is not more than what they make with the land, why would they give it up.

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~I love what Disney had done with Marvel! I wish Comcast would just sell the rights to the Avengers. I don't see the real point in hanging on to it. I wish Disney could buy Comcast!!!
If Disney could Comcast...it would be the end of Comcast. They would price it out of 90% of people's budget.

Disney is "reserved" for the elite with the lucrative exception of their crappy merchandise. Seems like an easy trend to see...

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Old 02-20-2013, 09:56 AM   #9
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If Disney could Comcast...it would be the end of Comcast. They would price it out of 90% of people's budget.
Comcast is doing a good job of that all by itself.
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Old 02-20-2013, 03:00 PM   #10
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It sucks that Disney cant take advantage of their products. I realize there are prior contracts. But disney also wont let Comcast/universal expand the area. Eventually one side will give in.
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The thing they want to be the same the most is they want those areas to be PROFITABLE. There's no chance that they give up their Marvel related rights in Florida.
I don't think there a chance Disney will be willing to pay a price Universal will be willing to accept.

Months ago Screamscape gave a scenario describing how Universal could re-theme, assuming they could get the rights to use DC characters. Spiderman could become Superman. Daily Bugle (did I get the name right) would become the Daily Planet.....

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It sucks that Disney cant take advantage of their products. I realize there are prior contracts. But disney also wont let Comcast/universal expand the area. Eventually one side will give in.
Disney is taking advantage. They're getting royalties from Universal. They're making money on Marvel movies, merchandise etc.

We don't even know if Disney is even trying to negotiate with Universal.
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Old 02-20-2013, 04:19 PM   #12
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You got to think there are ongoing negotistions or at least there will be when the time comes.
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You got to think there are ongoing negotistions or at least there will be when the time comes.
When what time comes? The contract between Marvel and Universal is open-ended. As long as Universal wants to keep paying, they keep playing. And Disney can't really do much about it.

Disney did NOT buy Marvel for the theme parks.
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Old 02-20-2013, 05:39 PM   #14
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To be honest I dont think thats true. It may not have been the prime reason, but It could one of the reasons.
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Old 02-20-2013, 06:00 PM   #15
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To be honest I dont think thats true. It may not have been the prime reason, but It could one of the reasons.
Had theme park rights been a significant reason Disney could have made the deal contingent on Marvel negotiating a buyout of Universal.

Disney might as well try to purchase the theme parks from Comcast. Probably the only way Comcast would agree.

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