The point, after the jump
The D23 expo kicked off with a speech from Bob Iger. He addressed the Marvel acquisition. Basically, he said Marvel is still be Marvel and that Disney has no intention of changing them. He also said, as many have speculated, that Disney will let the current licensing deals for movie and theme parks run there course. Specifically, he said there were no plans to interfere with Universal's Island of Adventure. Iger said,
"There are also some legacy agreements that Marvel has in a variety of ways, to the theme park with Universal, to the distribution of the live-action films, So until some of these things work their course, or until we get a better sense when the deal closes, there isn't much planning that can be done until we reach an agreement."
"As you'd expect, due to the nature of Marvel, it’s a business we’re very familiar with. Well known characters and weird stories and a product that transcends gender and age and geographic territories
When you look at it as part of the Walt Disney Company and the application, the presence of Marvel is virtually in everything that we’re in. You can expect that over time, that’s what you will see. We became impressed with the talent of Marvel as we got to know them better. Once the the deal closes their is expected integration, but we plan to keep Marvel as an entity and and to respect both the talent that is there, working as one and also respect what Marvel is and what the essence of Marvel is. There will be no Disneyfication of Marvel.
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