Superman is DC not MarvelLen90 wrote:Hopefully Disney will not incorporate the Marvel characters into the park. I see this as a very smart move. Disney is able to use this to gain an edge on the competition since they now make money off of their main competitor. I am just hoping that Disney remains smart with this and not market Marvel merchandise in the parks. I just can't see myself buying superman Mickey and Spider Goofy. Let Universal have the Marvel characters and let Disney keep itself the way it is.
I think a lot of the concerns w/ park infiltration of Marvel characters are overblown. Disney didn't buy Marvel for the parks; they bought it for the multi-billion dollar toy industry and movie rights. Comic book based movies have been killer at the box-office. Spiderman was the one to topple Titanic's monster taking in the US, only to be taken by another comic hero, Batman. If you look up highest grossing movies of all time you'll see Spidey there all 3 times in the top 15, Batman there at least once, and Iron Man, if not others.
And as much as the movies make at the theaters, you better believe that the t-shirts, toys, dvds and videogames et al are really where you're making your money.
I would be only slightly more worried about seeing Marvel in the parks than Lost or Desperate Housewives (which brings up a whole new point to all the comic fanboys and girls who think this is the "end of Marvel," and the comics will be toned down; ABC broadcasts some pretty darn edgy stuff and it's owned by Disney). I could foreseeable see them do one of those crappy streetmosphere style stage shows a la TMNT and Power Rangers in DHS w/ the Fantastic 4 or something. I don't think they're going to do a whole lot in terms of actual attractions they have to invest a whole lot in, especially considering IOA has the edge there. Unless they turn a whole section of a park (which I doubt they will, although Pixar has really injected itself in places I'd never imagined it to have) it probably wouldn't be worth the money to try to make a Marvel inspired ride to compete w/ Spiderman, because unfortunately, it will almost certainly lose.