Wolverine, X-Men, Spider-Man, Iron Man and all other 5,000 characters in the Marvel Universe now belong to Disney. The price for decades worth of comic characters? A measly $4 billion dollars.
This merger isn’t done deal though. It still has to be approved by two very important groups. The shareholders and the government.
However, I would imagine their approval is a formality. Who doesn’t want to sell something you own for a profit, or more accurately $30 per share plus three-fourths of a Disney share?
The government has more important things to discuss (ahem: health care, two foreign wars) than debating on whether a company based on a cartoon mouse can purchase a comic book company.
So what will this mean for the average gamer, comic fan or movie goer? If Disney’s purchase of ABC was any indication of change, then I would imagine that Marvel fans wouldn’t have too much to worry about. Although I believe Disney may want Ghost Rider to wear the Mickey Mouse ears, though.