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Old 08-15-2014, 09:38 AM   #1
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NEWS: Disney would possibly buy Warner Bros. and DC Comics soon!

http://www.comicbookmovie.com/fansit...news/?a=106023

AHA... so this is what the Mouse is planning!

It's starting to look like Disney is going to make a power move towards Universal. As it relates to the authenticity of the DC and Marvel brand, you can bet Disney is going to make sure all the universes are connected (with potential DC/ Marvel/ Star Wars cross-over type of stories)...well tended and profitable from the news stand and TV cable online and theaters amusement parks merchandising.

If this happens the options become limitless for Disney as it relates to the parks and hotel. We might Actually get a 5 gate out of this deal. There is a ton of money to be made and Disney would now be in control of comicbook market. This would undoubtable cut into Universal's market share and may even change the landscape altogether.
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Old 08-15-2014, 10:20 AM   #2
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It sounds like they are saying, Disney has the money to buy Time Warner and that they could benefit from it. Not that they are actually interesting in doing so.
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Old 08-15-2014, 01:54 PM   #3
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I don't think that's going to happen.

It would be really funny though. Imagine Disney having control over Marvel and Harry Potter, probably the two biggest properties in Universal Studios's theme parks.
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Old 08-15-2014, 02:53 PM   #4
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The source of the article does nothing more than to list possible candidates that have the market cap to make such an investment. The true focus of the article is speculation on a Chinese businessman and reasons how he could acquire Time Warner.

Basically the article is nothing except someone exploring a 'what if' scenario.
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Old 08-15-2014, 04:33 PM   #5
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DC and marvel crossover!? there'd be riots on main street!! Geeks would not be amused.
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Old 08-16-2014, 11:06 AM   #6
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I think Disney has already bought enough. This would be spreading themselves too thin and actually would make WDW an even smaller priority to the company than it is *now*.
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Old 08-16-2014, 06:36 PM   #7
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Methinks there would be too many regulatory hurdles Disney would have to cross to manage this anyways.
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Old 08-18-2014, 04:23 PM   #8
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DC and marvel crossover!? there'd be riots on main street!! Geeks would not be amused.
There was a cross over in the 80's & 90's. no riots but many weren't amused since it was very lack luster.
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Old 08-18-2014, 04:40 PM   #9
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This would be great news if it does happen.
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Old 08-20-2014, 07:41 AM   #10
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Anything to give Disney reason to build another park to lighten up the crowds!!!!
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Old 08-26-2014, 07:55 PM   #11
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So, Disney will buy Warner Bros. and DC Comics? This isn't...This isn't part of the joke?
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Old 08-26-2014, 08:41 PM   #12
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DC and Marvel need to stay separate. A lack of competition tends to be a disaster.
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Old 08-26-2014, 09:19 PM   #13
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DC and Marvel need to stay separate. A lack of competition tends to be a disaster.
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Old 08-27-2014, 09:41 AM   #14
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Old 08-27-2014, 11:01 AM   #15
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There was a cross over in the 80's & 90's. no riots but many weren't amused since it was very lack luster.
There have been LOTS of DC/Marvel crossovers

Superman/Spider-man
Superman/Hulk
Avengers/JLA
X-Men/Teen Titans
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My favorite was when they merged my two favorite heroes.

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