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That Darn Marvel Contract – What Rights Does Universal and Disney Own

Discussion in 'Columns' started by Joe, May 7, 2016.

  1. quinnmac000

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    Ummm, you do know they also see all the attraction plans for any Universal Marvel expansion to include concepts, patents, etc to ensure that the concept remains true to the Marvel characters which extremely detrimental to provide to any Disney employee as its a huge conflict of interest.
     
  2. Brian G.

    Brian G. Staff Member Administrator

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    That's only if they go through it with it and they are ready to green light it.
     
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    (Sorry I'm being so hardheaded)
    Can someone here give me a completely rigorous, bold, almost impossible, but not impossible scenario in which Universal can either make a deal or buy off or maliciously convince Disney to let go of some MSU characters and rights. I'm sure it's not impossible, it may not be smart or remotely easy to but can they if they really wanted? Even if they won't do it because it's smart can someone tell me how they would do if it is possible.
     
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    It's not that hard.

    They can if they want, they won't because of cost.
     
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    Universal's Islands of Adventure and Universal Studios Japan are legally allowed to use whatever versions they have in their parks, whether it's from the MCU or from the comic books. The contract is only between Marvel and Universal executives, not Disney and Universal, as both of them are direct theme park competitors since Universal amended financial section of the 1994 contract to prevent Disney from looking into it. The reason why the rides continues to stay in the Universal Orlando and Japan's theme parks as they used to be because Stan Lee apparently wanted to keep that comic-book classic like look Marvel rides as well as the Islands of Adventure's Marvel Super Hero Island itself.
     
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    What is the legality of Disney opening a Marvel themed hotel (like the one coming to Paris) or a more generally superhero themed hotel on WDW property or off the area considered part of WDW, but still near Orlando or elsewhere East of the Mississippi? What relating to Marvel would be allowed to appear in the hotel or in advertising for the hotel?
     
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    I'm unfortunately not an expertise in that kind of subject when it comes to outside theme parks. But I think Disney World has a right to put Marvel-related merchandises outside parks. Years ago, Disney World Monorail has the posters intact promoting the films such as the Avengers and Iron Man 3 in its resort which are already used as characters themselves (which is above all movies and comic books) at nearby rival Islands of Adventure. However, if these rails go through Epcot, it would be considered an "attraction" because people would see it from miles away and would open Disney up to lawsuit by Universal. So if Disney World wants to build a Marvel-themed hotel, they could do that, but since they don't have the theme park rights to the Avengers and Spider-Man (both properties in which Disney finance, produce, and write), then it's really pointless doing so. I think that would be advertising maybe.
     

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