Man, if Disney now own Marvel....

#1 Posted by MattBodega (1904 posts) -

How badass is the next Kingdom Hearts game going to be?

#2 Posted by MetalGearSunny (6988 posts) -

Fuck yes.

#3 Posted by bigx14 (97 posts) -

When did this happen?

#4 Posted by Griddler (3344 posts) -

Oh yes. Its going to be awesome.

#5 Posted by MattyFTM (14370 posts) -

It's going to be orgasmically awesome.

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#6 Posted by Lashe (1246 posts) -

Its going to be awful.  
 
Sorry, just had to be different. Of course its gonna be awesome. 

#7 Posted by Red (5994 posts) -

It would be awesome if the Kingdom Hearts series didn't suck. 
 
 
Mmmhmmm. I sooooo went there.

#8 Posted by agentboolen (1763 posts) -

Damn I would hate for Disney to Buy Marvel!!!  I don't care about the Kingdom hearts games (Mickey and Spiderman should never be teaming up). I just think it will suck the life out of Marvel.

#9 Posted by PenguinDust (12493 posts) -
@Red said:
" It would be awesome if the Kingdom Hearts series didn't suck.   Mmmhmmm. I sooooo went there. "
Oh no you dih'hint!
 
I don't think the Disney part of the KH series would change but it'd be neat if they added a spin off for Marvel meets FF.  Hmm, "FF" is Final Fantasy or Fantastic Four? 
#10 Posted by Imensae (139 posts) -

Nah just think of an animated marvel movie made by Pixar

#11 Posted by RHCPfan24 (8609 posts) -
@Red said:
" It would be awesome if the Kingdom Hearts series didn't suck.   Mmmhmmm. I sooooo went there. "
I sort of agree....well, sort of. I honestly played the first two a little bit and never got into them. I have been shocked by the insane critical reception these games have gotten; it doesn't seem that special to me. 
 
Nonetheless, the idea of Marvel merging with Disney makes the game sound that much more exciting.
#12 Posted by Dauragon (554 posts) -
@agentboolen said:
" Damn I would hate for Disney to Buy Marvel!!!  I don't care about the Kingdom hearts games (Mickey and Spiderman should never be teaming up). I just think it will suck the life out of Marvel. "
I think Marvel has been doing a pretty good job of that on it's own.
#13 Posted by angelkanarias (1440 posts) -

why are you talking about this, are there nogociations or what?

#14 Posted by ryanwho (12082 posts) -

I love Disney, maybe they can rub their awesome on Marvel a bit cus they suck lately. Start by firing half the Marvel writing staff. Then burn whoever designed Wild Child at the stake, as a lesson to the others.

#15 Posted by ProjektGill (752 posts) -
#16 Posted by Metroid545 (1823 posts) -
@agentboolen said:
" Damn I would hate for Disney to Buy Marvel!!!  I don't care about the Kingdom hearts games (Mickey and Spiderman should never be teaming up). I just think it will suck the life out of Marvel. "
they already bought it so yeah better get ready too see some spiderman action while he is wearing mouse ears in future marvel games
#17 Edited by Earthborn (386 posts) -

Here's the link:
 
 
http://www.marketwatch.com/story/disney-to-acquire-marvel-entertainment-2009-08-31-9050
 
Why is it good that a giant floundering corporation like Disney, which has somehow retained the rights to a character that should have lapsed into public domain, acquire one of the biggest queues of iconic characters in the world? This is terrible news. According to the article, Marvel is doing this,  according to Perlmutter, Marvel's CEO, to access Disney's infrastructure: "This is an unparalleled opportunity for Marvel to build upon its vibrant brand and character properties by accessing Disney's tremendous global organization and infrastructure around the world."  But the real reason seems to be because Disney posted serious losses last year...
 
 http://www.fool.com/investing/general/2009/06/05/sorry-marvel-disneys-the-superhero-stock.aspx
 
a quick snippet:
 

  • " Disney is coming off a quarterin which revenue fell by 7%, with pre-charge profitability tanking by 26%. Free cash flow took an even harder 40% tumble."

  • "Marvel, on the other hand, posted a small dip in earnings on a head-turning 75% top-line surge. It looks impressive, but Marvel's results are always lumpy. It's a hit-driven business, with more jagged peaks and valleys than an Arizona horizon."
 
 So it was a necessary move for Disney, although I'm not eagerly awaiting a crossover Spider-Man/Goofy comic.
 

@Busby

said:

" Nah just think of an animated marvel movie made by Pixar "

They only make movies from their own unique intellectual properties, so barring a complete policy reversal, this will never happen, although I think the Pixar peeps are amazing storytellers and could do amazing things with it.  We'll see.
 
I'm not a HUGE fan of Kingdom Hearts, but I enjoyed the first one.
 
--eb
#18 Posted by LordAndrew (14426 posts) -

As far as I can tell, there isn't a topic about it on Giant Bomb yet. Weird. Don't we have comic fans on the site?

#19 Posted by jkz (4010 posts) -

It would be great......if they tighten up the gameplay. 
 
 
@LordAndrew
said:

" As far as I can tell, there isn't a topic about it on Giant Bomb yet. Weird. Don't we have comic fans on the site? "
They go to comicvine
#20 Posted by Urmean (599 posts) -

ISS DISNEY BAYBEE ISS DISNEY

#21 Posted by LordAndrew (14426 posts) -
@jukezypoo: Not everyone here uses Comic Vine. When I go to CV I'm met with a completely different selection of users. I've seen Giant Bomb users talking about it; I know it's relevant to many people here. But no one's made a thread about it on this site yet other than this thread.
#22 Edited by ryanwho (12082 posts) -

Disney owns Miramax, who released Pulp Fiction while owned by Disney. This image you fools have about Disney is so patently false. They protect their image insofar as what's released as a Disney product, if its too "hard edged", they release it under a different moniker, like Buena Vista or Miramax or any number of things. They don't draw on mouse ears. Ignorant, ugh.
But more to the point, Marvel never released anything more intellectually complex than what's going on in Pirates of the Caribbean, it just happened to be bloodier and  newsflash, the movie adaptations take that aspect out so it can get the PG 13 rating. So basically, nothing changes. Maybe the Marvel animated movies look less shitty, that's about it. Better games. Nothing but good things.

#23 Posted by Imensae (139 posts) -
@Earthborn:  Granted Pixar only do things with their own IP's, I can see a spin off studio that would probably consist of some former Pixar employees focused on 3D Marvel animation as marvel already have ties with their 2D animated movies.
#24 Posted by ColumnBreaker (1162 posts) -

We all know Marvel wants to get in on the MMO scene.
 
Kingdom Hearts MMO. And gaming as we knew it crawled up it's own ass.

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#25 Posted by PenguinDust (12493 posts) -
@LordAndrew said:

" As far as I can tell, there isn't a topic about it on Giant Bomb yet. Weird. Don't we have comic fans on the site? "

There was an alternate thread started on this subject in the Marvel forum about an hour before this one arrived.  But this one began focusing on the KH hypotheticals.
Disney Purcahses Marvel... For 4 Billon Dollars.
#26 Posted by LordAndrew (14426 posts) -
@PenguinDust: Thanks. I checked in Off-Topic, and then I quickly checked Newest Topics. I didn't want to have to guess which board it was attached to, so after that I just gave up and assumed there wasn't one yet.
 
The board structure on this site and the mods' insistence that only one thread exist on a single topic makes finding topics far too difficult.
#27 Posted by Anarchist4Eva (86 posts) -

I don't think I'll care for a new KH game. The first was good & all but the second seemed to kill the originality for me.  
 
That being said mega mergers like this are old news that get big money investors excited more than us little people. Disney is in a funk for the last few years & Marvel has been on a roll with the movie side of things. No comment on the quality of those films. Some have been attrociously bad! cough..Hulk..cough  
 
As a comic fan & collector I'm more interested in what happens on the publishing side of things. I'll have to check out the Comic Vine site & see how they are reacting.

#28 Posted by Icil (727 posts) -

It shouldn't change anything. One thing you learn in econ is that the buying company in a merger will almost never change the product of the bought company because they wouldn't want to gamble with their current MO and screw profits. As for new IP's, though, I think it would be great if Disney commissioned some of those guys for making children's comics. Comics will die in our culture pretty soon, surely in two generations or so.
 
This may also mean some Marvel rides at Disneyland (how cool is that?).

#29 Posted by ryanwho (12082 posts) -
@Icil said:
" It shouldn't change anything. One thing you learn in econ is that the buying company in a merger will almost never change the product of the bought company because they wouldn't want to gamble with their current MO and screw profits. As for new IP's, though, I think it would be great if Disney commissioned some of those guys for making children's comics. Comics will die in our culture pretty soon, surely in two generations or so.  This may also mean some Marvel rides at Disneyland (how cool is that?). "
Disney doesn't mix worlds, though. Their subsidiaries all make a certain kind of product, like Miramax for serious films. But you'll never see a ride based on a Miramax film (though that would kick ass). I'm more inclined to believe they would make a Marvel theme park in the vein of Universal Studios. Sort of "interactive short story" rides, where you got 3d glasses or whatever and you're being driven through some huge fight.
#30 Posted by The_Ish (481 posts) -

God damnit no. 
 
I pray to god there isn't a fucking Kingdom Hearts-like game with crossovers from the Disney, Marvel and Final Fantasy universes. 

#31 Posted by agentboolen (1763 posts) -
@Metroid545 said:
" @agentboolen said:
" Damn I would hate for Disney to Buy Marvel!!!  I don't care about the Kingdom hearts games (Mickey and Spiderman should never be teaming up). I just think it will suck the life out of Marvel. "
they already bought it so yeah better get ready too see some spiderman action while he is wearing mouse ears in future marvel games "
If he ever wears Mouse ears on a cover I think they should just take him out back and kill him.
#32 Posted by Druminator (1678 posts) -

I really don't know how I feel about this yet.

#33 Posted by JJOR64 (18954 posts) -

It would be kinda crazy and awesome but, Square doesn't own any of the Marvel video game licenses.  It would be kinda neat though.

#34 Posted by mracoon (4967 posts) -

Wait, so Marvel vs. Capcom 3 will now be Disney vs. Capcom. Awesome! I can't wait repeatedly punch Mickey Mouse in the face.

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#35 Posted by PureRok (4235 posts) -

Kingdom Hearts will probably be just as bad as it was before.

#36 Posted by addictedtopinescent (3645 posts) -
@PureRok said:
" Kingdom Hearts will probably be just as bad as it was before. "
yup, this
#37 Posted by Fallen189 (4988 posts) -

#38 Edited by JJWeatherman (14558 posts) -

Don't know if you guys watch the Tonight Show, but this was what they thought the new characters would look like after the merge: 

 
 




I like the Thing-a-rella one myself.  :P
#39 Posted by Otacon (2209 posts) -

Remember, Disney on Miramax and a whole host of other companies and it's not like we see Sam Jackson in Kingdom Hearts (which come to think about it would be awesome)

#40 Posted by Metroid545 (1823 posts) -
@Fallen189 said:
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hahaha nice wolverine would be BA
#41 Posted by Creamypies (4060 posts) -

I hope to god there isn't a game with crossovers from the Disney and Final Fantasy universes!
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Oh wait...

#42 Posted by Al3xand3r (7574 posts) -
#43 Edited by Nexas (625 posts) -
@Degio said:

" I don't want Sora playing with Batman, Smallville, Aquaman, etc...  I mean, having Disney is acceptable, but putting marvel into it would probably spoil the game, imagine sora learning how to climb buildings like Spiderman...    "

Those are all DC.
#44 Posted by Degio (6 posts) -
@Nexas:
Hah! Yeah... 
Well, Spiderman isn't, is he? 
look Al3xandr3's image
#45 Posted by TheMustacheHero (6655 posts) -
@Degio said:
" I don't want Sora playing with Batman, Smallville, Aquaman, etc...  I mean, having Disney is acceptable, but putting marvel into it would probably spoil the game, imagine sora learning how to climb buildings like Spiderman...    "
Fail.
#46 Posted by WilliamRLBaker (4777 posts) -

Marvel is pretty much dead to me now...

#47 Edited by Nexas (625 posts) -
@Degio said:

" @Nexas: Hah! Yeah... Well, Spiderman isn't, is he? look Al3xandr3's image "

I was referring to the ones I bolded.
#48 Posted by Degio (6 posts) -
@mracoon:
By the way, it's still Marvel, but now it's owner is disney

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