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WARNER BROTHERS Creates DC ENTERTAINMENT INC.

September 14, 2009

WARNER BROTHERS

WARNER BROTHERS

DC Comics Logo

DC Comics Logo


Source: ComingSoon.net

Warner Bros. has officially announced the restructuring of DC Comics into a new company:

Warner Bros. Entertainment Inc. (WBEI) has created DC Entertainment Inc., a new company founded to fully realize the power and value of the DC Comics brand and characters across all media and platforms, to be run by Diane Nelson, it was announced today by Barry Meyer, Chairman & CEO, and Alan Horn, President & COO, Warner Bros.

Read the entire press release HERE.

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FANTASTIC FOUR Headed For Reboot

August 31, 2009

FANTASTIC FOUR #1 circa 1961

FANTASTIC FOUR #1 circa 1961


Source: Variety

Hot on the heels of the absolutely dreadful one-two suck-punch of FANTASTIC FOUR (2005) and its even more abhorrent sequel, FANTASTIC FOUR 2 (2007) comes news of FOX plans to reboot the entire franchise:

While Disney lays down a $4 billion bet on the future of Marvel’s superheroes, 20th Century Fox has already begun overhauling one of its big Marvel franchises, “Fantastic Four,” to take the property beyond the two films already made.

Akiva Goldsman has been hired to oversee the reboot as producer. Michael Green, the co-exec producer of TV’s “Heroes” who co-wrote “Green Lantern,” will write the script for the new “Fantastic Four.”

Read more HERE.

THRALL WORLD observes that the only remaining problem is that FOX is still involved…

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DISNEY Buys MARVEL For $4 BILLION

August 31, 2009

WALT DISNEY CO.

WALT DISNEY CO.

MARVEL Entertainment

MARVEL Entertainment


Source: Associated Press

The Walt Disney Co. is buying Marvel Entertainment Inc. for $4 billion in cash and stock, bringing such characters as Iron Man and Spider-Man into the family of Mickey Mouse and WALL-E.

Under the deal, which was announced Monday and is expected to close by the end of the year, Disney will acquire the rights to 5,000 Marvel characters. Many of them, including the Fantastic Four and the X-Men, were co-created by the comic book legend Stan Lee.

Read more HERE.

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