In addition, the article goes on to explain, "Disney would benefit the most from new characters that Disney and Marvel develop together, because the company would own the franchises outright, instead of simply receiving licensing fees from the movies that Sony Corp.
Clearly, there's a good case for the acquisition. However, it's an expensive purchase at a 40% premium at the time of the announcement. Also, the question remains whether movie-goers will embrace Marvel's more obscure characters, and whether Disney is up to the challenge of making them a success.
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