In a move that will certainly have some effect in the video game world, Disney has announced
that it will be picking up a big chunk of the comic book world in their new purchase of Marvel for US$4 billion in cash and shares.
"This transaction combines Marvel's strong global brand and world-renowned library of characters including Iron Man, Spider-Man, X-Men, Captain America, Fantastic Four and Thor with Disney's creative skills, unparalleled global portfolio of entertainment properties, and a business structure that maximizes the value of creative properties across multiple platforms and territories," said Robert A. Iger, President and Chief Executive Officer of The Walt Disney Company. "Ike Perlmutter and his team have done an impressive job of nurturing these properties and have created significant value. We are pleased to bring this talent and these great assets to Disney."
There are a stack of Marvel-based video games (and movies) and no doubt there are plans for many more. How the quality of the games will fare though - we'll have to wait and see.