Last week, Disney wasn't in the superhero business, having distributed Pixar's "The Incredibles" but produced little else to capitalize on popular comicbook characters. This week, it's poised to become the owner of Marvel and its vast array of crime fighters and villains.
The deal between the two companies, valued at $4 billion, would put Disney in charge of the comicbook factory that launched Spider-Man, the X-Men, the Incredible Hulk, Iron Man, the Fantastic Four, Captain America and other iconic characters.
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Source: Variety and Superhero Hype!