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Subj: Re: Disney/Fox Deal appears to be back on
Posted: Thu Dec 07, 2017 at 12:07:01 pm EST (Viewed 143 times)
Reply Subj: Re: Disney/Fox Deal appears to be back on
Posted: Wed Dec 06, 2017 at 04:38:16 pm EST (Viewed 144 times)

    "It is a bit of a gamble in assuming the superhero market won't dry up."

    The zest for MCU films may indeed wane to a point where they will be doing far less movies per year, but there will probably always be a market for kids in the way of merchandise and cartoons. That said, there is a plethora of stories and characters that can still be told from the vast storehouse of Marvel Comics.

The opportunity for guest stars will rise exponentially if this deal goes through, and that's always been a major strength of Marvel Comics. The weakness here is the unfortunate fact that, aside from Wolverine and Deadpool, and Professor X and Magneto, there haven't been any break-out mutant stars from the films. That is what, in my opinion, the X-franchise has been lacking. Maybe the planned Gambit film will be a hit. Nevertheless, there's a great opportunity for Avengers characters to appear in X-films. And if we get a good FF film from Disney/Marvel, there are some fun opportunities for cross-pollination with the mutants and the Avengers.

Frankly, I think we may see a lot of the Hulk over the next ten years.

    I think the rise of the MCU has brought in a large number of NEW fans who had never read the comics, but grew up with the cartoons, thus have a lust for more films. The DCEU may not find its footing, but I hope that the MCU continues to give us more great films.

I actually think the success of the Wonder Woman character played into the decision by Disney. Wonder Woman demonstrated that there are no limits. (Let's face it, Superman vs. Batman and Justice League were Wonder Woman films with guest stars - except we got a cool Aquaman.)

    I may be in my 50s now, but I'm living out a childhood fantasy come true with the MCU.

Same here.

Maybe one day I'll see a film with the FF and Spider-Man in it, or the FF and Daredevil. (Spidey and Daredevil are my favorite guest stars for the FF.) Maybe I'll see the Thing throw down with the Hulk. Maybe I'll see Reed Richards, Tony Stark, and Bruce Banner working together on some scientific marvel to save the world. Maybe I'll see Spider-Man, the Human Torch, and Iceman teamed up in a "Marvel Triple Action" film. Maybe I'll see the Invisible Woman and the Wasp out shopping when the Mole Man decides to attack Manhattan.

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