Those stories you speak of that Walt brought into the Disney universe are VERY and I mean VERY dark and grim. Walt had to severly censor the stories themselves or there would be no way he could get them out into the public (which in turn made Walt a VERY contraversal person to a lot of the european community who felt as though he defiled and ruined THEIR books.) Let's take a look at the stories that he has told.
101 dalmations - not Walt's idea, it was adapted from a book
Pinocchio - not Walt's idea either, again adapted from a book
Snow Walt - Grimms Fairy Tails
Cinderella - Grimms Fairy Tails
Mary Poppins - Adapted from literature
Mr Toad - Also adapted from Literature
Peter Pan - Yet again not Walt's story
Jungle Book - Adapted from literature
Do you see what I'm getting at here? He took a story and turned it into something of his own. Yes he was a story teller but a lot of the stories he told were taken from literature and edited.
I know it has already been brought up but you HAVE to look at Indiana Jones and Star Wars (two of my all time favorite trilogies). There is violence, bloodshed, arms severed, very dark plots and graphic scenes of death and dead bodies. There is fighting and shooting and killing. but YET two rides sit at the parks and are considered "must ride" attractions.
So if Disney, Walt included, has been known to take stories from literature and we have known Disney to edit them for the mass population, and we have also known Disney to take on adapting films that depict graphic material and tones...What is so different about adapting stories from the Marvel universe? is it NOT the same concept? (and yes I WILL consider comics or graphic novels literature)
IF DONE RIGHT there could be a very seamless intergration of Marvel and Disney into the DLR. Would it be great to have its own park? of course but we all know that is VERY far off from ever happening. So why not a ride or two? what is so different than adapting those european stories and turning them into rides and attractions and adapting modern stories and turning THOSE into rides and attractions? I think the basis of a lot of the arguments on here STILL do not hold water to me. Do some research and look into the movies and rides Walt created, read articles about the reaction from the European culture when he made some of those movies we celebrate here in America. He took a chance and it worked...and because these stories and comics today aren't considered literature Disney should not even consider the idea of adapting THOSE stories and making something amazing for our future generations to enjoy and love?
I just dont get it