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Old 01-02-2013, 01:13 PM   #809
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Default Re: The Official "Get Marvel's Rights Back!" Thread

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Originally Posted by Zarex View Post
Marvel would prefer to have the rights back in their entirety, but the company certainly wasn't adverse to cutting a deal to buy back the Spider-man merchandising rights owned by Sony. Though Disney/Marvel was shut out of the Amazing Spider-man film profits, they make a killing with toys/clothing/animation/video games and the thousands of other products that have Spidey's face slapped on them. Feige and others have said that they have an excellent relationship with Sony, and the fact that Disney/Marvel rakes in the dough whenever Sony releases a picture has a lot to do with that.

So while Disney/Marvel can continue to realize minimal box office gains from the FF and X-Men, it would be far more prudent to cut a deal and enhance everyone's balance sheet. For example, Marvel could agree to push back the FF film into 2016, avoiding the Avengers and Star Wars mega franchises, and put the FF into the MCU. The FF reboot would be teased at the end of Avengers 2, and Disney/Marvel would agree to flood store shelves with FF merchandise in 2016. In return, Disney/Marvel would co-finance the project and receive a set reversion date, say 10 years after the first film. The FF reboot would have a far greater chance of success under this scenario and fans could look forward to Hulk/Thing, Thor/Silver Surfer battles on the big screen.
This is exactly what I'm talking about!

However, like you said, Marvel has a better relationship with Sony than they do with Fox...so I would expect this to happen with Spidey/Ghost Rider before X-men/Fantastic Four unfortunately.

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