Disney sues to keep full rights to Marvel characters including Spider-Man, Black Widow, and more

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Is Marvel suing Disney?

Marvel is fighting to keep the full rights to The Avengers characters. Disney, which owns the superhero comic company, filed a number of lawsuits Friday against the heirs of late comic book creators like Stan Lee and Gene Colan, according to court documents obtained by PEOPLE. PEOPLE.comDisney Files Lawsuits to Keep Full Rights to Marvel Characters Like Iron Man and Black Widow

Who sold Marvel to Disney?

On August 31, 2009, The Walt Disney Company announced a deal to acquire Marvel Entertainment for $4 billion, with Marvel shareholders to receive $30 and approximately 0.745 Disney shares for each share of Marvel they own. wikipedia.orgMarvel Entertainment - Wikipedia

Marvel's Avengers' Spider-Man DLC May Be a Make or Break Release

GameRant 25 September, 2021 - 08:01pm

Spidey, of course, is in a bit of a weird situation. As he is a PlayStation exclusive, it’s already apparent other platforms won’t be happy with his release. Then, there’s the fact that there seems to be no particular operation, enemy types, or story attached to the Webhead. This makes sense given how limited his appearance in Marvel’s Avengers is, and a lot of it at this point is going to end up as whatever it is. Fans are aware already, even if the general upset is bound to happen. Still, though, despite the potential shortcoming of this DLC, Spider-Man is a big add for Marvel’s Avengers—one that may very well define the tone of the game moving forward.

Indeed, while the platform may be limited, the appeal is not. Those who are sitting on the fence may join the game just for the Webhead; there’s no denying the mass appeal that Spider-Man has unlike other heroes currently on the roster. So, despite the general lack of other Spider-Man-related content, featuring him in the game in this window is smart even if the wait was longer than some anticipated. Timing seems to be a clear factor, one that boosts his appeal as a piece of Marvel’s Avengers DLC, but execution will be the defining factor.

That’s not to say one feature will define Spider-Man, but that it is an important one. His traversal, his abilities, and his gameplay style may not be exactly like Insomniac’s Spider-Man, it does need to be Crystal Dynamic’s own, but without other content and as an odd entry point to begin with (web-slinging is questionable/PS exclusive), Spider-Man’s execution on Marvel's Avengers' roadmap is the big question mark. If Crystal Dynamics manages to make his gameplay fun and true to character, then the forward momentum may hit a new stride; if it’s more of a stumble or lackluster addition, then it indubitably hurts said momentum, though to what degree ultimately depends on the character overall.

Marvel’s Avengers is available now for PC, PS4, PS5, Stadia, Xbox One, and Xbox Series X.

When Joshua Duckworth received Pokemon Yellow for Christmas at 5-years-old, his fate as a gamer was set. Since then, he's been involved with every step of the gaming industries' growth from the golden PS1 era and the dying days of the arcade to any current gaming trend. When he's not writing, playing his own games, or thinking about writing or playing his games, he's probably the second player to his son's Pokemon Let's Go, Pikachu! file. Joshua has an MA degree in English from Jacksonville State University, and the best way to contact him is at jduckworth874@gmail.com.

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Bleeding Cool News 25 September, 2021 - 08:01pm

5 WWE Stars who reluctantly agreed to participate in a storyline

Screen Rant 25 September, 2021 - 01:25pm

WWE writers are tasked with the responsibility of creating hundreds of storylines per year. Those ideas eventually make their way to WWE Chairman Vince McMahon, who has the final say on which storyline developments appear on television.

With so many superstars waiting for opportunities on RAW and SmackDown, television time is often limited for some of WWE’s most talented performers.

As a result, turning down pitches from the company’s creative team is a risk that some superstars and non-wrestling personalities do not want to take. Others, however, have no problem telling WWE’s decision-makers about their reservations when a questionable storyline has been created for them.

In this article, let’s take a look at five WWE on-screen talent who reluctantly agreed to take part in a certain storyline.

Although Seth Rollins’ on-screen character was responsible for The Shield’s demise in 2014, the man behind the villainous persona was strongly against WWE’s idea.

Rollins said on Notsam Wrestling in 2017 that he thought The Shield had a lengthy run ahead of them as babyfaces. However, WWE’s higher-ups had other ideas.

After a 15-month run as a heel faction, The Shield became babyfaces in February 2014 in the build-up to WrestleMania 30. The Hounds of Justice defeated Evolution at back-to-back pay-per-views after WrestleMania before Rollins betrayed Dean Ambrose and Roman Reigns on RAW.

While Ambrose and Reigns continued to work as babyfaces for several years, Rollins turned heel and aligned with Authority members Triple H and Stephanie McMahon.

All three men went on to become main-event singles stars and WWE Champions before reforming on three separate occasions between 2017 and 2019.

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