So this was reported on Screamscape... i know, i know... but it confirms rumblings I have been hearing with the people I know all over.
Industry NewsDisney - (12/3/10) It’s just a rumor at this point, but more than one industry source has mentioned to me that Disney’s board may have been kicking around some options to quietly “buy out Universal” to get the theme park rights to the Marvel characters back and completely under Disney’s control, allowing them to get the most out of their new purchase. In a somewhat related move, Disney did buy out Paramount back in October for the rights to market and distribute The Avengers (May 2012) and Iron Man 3 (May 2013). (Note: Paramount will still retain control for the 2011 Marvel universe films: Thor & Captain America). Could Universal be the next ones invited to have a little chat with Iger?
So I guess the question is, will the future management of Comcast care about the parks enough to retain the themepark rights for Marvel at IOA or will they take cash in hand (me thinks they will take cash in hand).
I don't like nasty fights. I like good old fashioned one-up-manship.