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Disney/Marvel Reaction Around Web

Disney/Marvel Reaction Around Web

Thompson on Hollywood

The reaction around the web to the news that Disney is buying Marvel for $4 billion was swift–and mixed. Here’s a sampling of reporting and culled Tweets:

Cinema Blend offers five reasons not to freak out over the Disney/Marvel deal.

Spoutblog offers the Disney/Marvel crossover films they’d like to see.

Total Film.

David Poland’s The Hot Blog.

Slashfilm reports on the investor call.

Rope of Silicon.

UPDATE: Newsweek’s Johnny Roberts analyzes why Disney sought to acquire Marvel.

The LAT’s Joe Flint doesn’t expect another round of mergers and acquisitions after this Marvel/Disney deal.

Tweets:

Has anyone yet made a joke about how now maybe we’ll be able to buy Tony Stark’s portable bar at Disneyland? Because, yes please.

Will Pixar make a Marvel movie?

Why buy Marvel when all the properties anyone beyond Marvel fanboys have heard of are already gone? So Pixar can give us “She-Hulk”?

Disney buys Marvel? Looks like that Iron Man / Pirates of the Caribbean crossover idea isn’t so far fetched!

OK, here’s a game: Name the Marvel characters that the average American would recognize by face, name, costume, or source material.

I love how Marvel claims to own 5,000 characters, but the average person knows like … 24 of ’em.

Anybody know if the Inhumans are in the Fox FANTASTIC FOUR package?

Marvel has a number of great horror properties

Disney-Marvel Crossover: I’m looking forward to Wall-E Meets Herbie the Robot

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