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Old 11-27-2012, 04:33 PM   #802
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Default Re: Disney/Marvel & ABC working on Avengers spin-off tv show?

Originally Posted by Smashlilman View Post
Are you talking about the actors suing or another creative party suing?

If your talking about TV actors suing, then Marvel can always renegotiate there contract before they decide to add a crossover plot point.

If you talking about another creative party suing then Marvel has pretty much avoided that. You can't get sued if you own the live action TV rights and the Movie rights. On top of that you to stack the deck in your favor by producing the TV series yourself and air it on your parent companies' Television station. If anyone where to sue it would be like taking cash out of one pocket and putting it in the other.
Here's the thing: one could make the argument that the live action TV version of the character detracts from the value of the live action movie IP: it divides the audience, it establishes a contrary image and story, and generally makes it so a later movie version is harder. Is this necessarily true? Not really. However, unless the contracts are *really* specific, this is close enough to "bad faith" that you could at least take a suit to trial.

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