It was announced today that the Walt Disney company is buying Marvel Entertainment for $4 billion. http://dealbook.blogs.nytimes.com/2009/08/31/disney-to-buy-marvel-entertainment-for-4-billion/ I wonder what this means for Marvel's slate of movies? I shouldn't affect licensed properties (Spider-Man/Sony, X-Men/Fox, etc.) but I wonder if the in-house films (Iron Man, Hulk, Thor, etc.) will see changes to schedules, or be distributed by Disney (Iron Man 2 seems iron-clad with Paramount). It also means that the two largest comic book companies will be owned by two of the largest media companies.