GOTG/Avengers isn't even remotely a "merging of brands." Nor is it "something really big
that people have been talking about for a long time." Trying to say GOTG is a separate "brand" from Avengers is like saying Captain America is a separate "brand" from Iron Man, or Hulk, or Thor; in which case we've already had a "merging of 'brands'" in 2012, making that point totally moot.
under the Marvel Studios heading is *not* the same thing as separate brands
that would require a "merger."
Examples of separate brands,
as far as Marvel Studios is concerned:
Spider-Man. X-Men. Fantastic Four. Namor (currently still farmed out to Universal). Star Wars. Disney/Pixar properties. Riddick, or other Vin properties. Hell....even *DC Comics.*
Originally Posted by DrCosmic
Why the heck would they need Vin for Spider-Man? Honestly... how does that even halfway make sense? What could Vin be doing that they'd need to contact him
Same thing I keep saying:
Vin Diesel as Kingpin.
Marvel Studios reboots Daredevil; puts Vin as Kingpin as the main villain; shares Kingpin with TASM in a crossover story, and officially shares the MCU with Sony's Spider-Man (sub-)universe.
Plug all that into Vin's comments, and it makes perfect sense.