From a business standpoint this makes a lot of sense. Disney will finally tackle what has apparently been a problem for them and that is finding those young male eyeballs. Apparently movies like Cinderella and Snow White just weren’t cutting it. For Marvel, I guess this gives them a viable distributor for their 5,000 or more potential big screen characters.
My only question is will this have an effect on the content? These are characters with rich storylines, some of them more violent than the next (i.e. Wolverine, Deadpool, etc). Will this effect current deals with other studios? With Spider-man locked in with Sony Pictures and Wolverine and the X-Men under Twentieth Century Fox, will they remain unaffected? Disney has been notorious for making sure their content stays appealing and non-offensive to their core young audience which is understandable. My only concern is the comic book genre is not necessarily as young as people would think. Because it’s been considered a dying media, it has not attracted new younger followers as much as it has maintained it’s old audience from years ago who has grown up with their favourite characters. Will Disney keep this in mind when producing upcoming films, or try to water it down for it’s desired audience, at the risk of losing the interest of most?
– Vic De Zen