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Disney/Marvel Reaction Around Web

Photo of Anne Thompson By Anne Thompson | Thompson on Hollywood August 31, 2009 at 9:00AM

The reaction around the web to the news that Disney is buying Marvel for $4 billion was swift--and mixed. Here's a sampling of reporting and culled Tweets:
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The reaction around the web to the news that Disney is buying Marvel for $4 billion was swift--and mixed. Here's a sampling of reporting and culled Tweets:

Cinema Blend offers five reasons not to freak out over the Disney/Marvel deal.

Spoutblog offers the Disney/Marvel crossover films they'd like to see.

Total Film.

David Poland's The Hot Blog.

Slashfilm reports on the investor call.

Rope of Silicon.

UPDATE: Newsweek's Johnny Roberts analyzes why Disney sought to acquire Marvel.

The LAT's Joe Flint doesn't expect another round of mergers and acquisitions after this Marvel/Disney deal.

Tweets:

Has anyone yet made a joke about how now maybe we'll be able to buy Tony Stark's portable bar at Disneyland? Because, yes please.

Will Pixar make a Marvel movie?

Why buy Marvel when all the properties anyone beyond Marvel fanboys have heard of are already gone? So Pixar can give us "She-Hulk"?

Disney buys Marvel? Looks like that Iron Man / Pirates of the Caribbean crossover idea isn't so far fetched!

OK, here's a game: Name the Marvel characters that the average American would recognize by face, name, costume, or source material.

I love how Marvel claims to own 5,000 characters, but the average person knows like ... 24 of 'em.

Anybody know if the Inhumans are in the Fox FANTASTIC FOUR package?

Marvel has a number of great horror properties

Disney-Marvel Crossover: I'm looking forward to Wall-E Meets Herbie the Robot

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