Disney made two announcements about the upcoming John Carter of Mars movie at D23 yesterday: Not only will we see it in Summer 2012, but it's just the first movie in a planned franchise. Edgar Rice Burroughs would be proud.
The sale of the century is already under threat from lawsuits, as two separate legal actions are announced that see Marvel shareholders calling foul about the Disney buyout.
If Disney's purchase of Marvel earlier this week highlights the company's desire to expand through buyouts instead of new ideas, should we be wondering who could be next on their shopping list?
So, Disney has bought Marvel, but - with both companies claiming that current licensing deals will stay in place - what does this actually mean for both companies (besides awesome comics like this)? We consider some facts.
While Disney's purchase of Marvel Entertainment surprised the world this morning, how many people really saw it coming?
It might be the most unexpected, and biggest, news story of the year: Disney have bought Marvel Comics for $4 billion in stock and cash. Good news for shareholders, perhaps, but what does this mean for everyone else?