When news came in that Walt Disney Co. has bought over Marvel Entertainment Inc., my initial thoughts were “oh no!”
As I thought on it, I went from “oh no” to “oh shit!” I can why Marvel was sold because US$4 billion is a lot of money but having Mickey Mouse alongside Spider-Man, Iron Man and the X-Men is just wrong.
With the deal, I can just see the natural cross promotion. Theme rides showcasing Spiderman, Hulk and X-Men at Disneyland and comics books for Mickey Mouse and Donald Duck.
Maybe if we are lucky, we will even see Mickey Mouse guest-starring in the X-Men comic books, or animations featuring Peter Parker alongside Scourge MacDuck.
Now you know why I said “oh shit!”