If they were going to be retheming MSHI any time soon, I figure they would be trying to shoe horn it into there instead of rushing to build it within 13 months.
What is it with these delays in announcements? When is Universal going to detail its Wizarding World in Hollywood?....and now this very intriguing development out East.
It makes no sense for Disney to have spiderman from universal as they make tons of money from the license (sony - film and Universal - character) they also sell the merchandise.
The character they would want the most if any is the Hulk to fit in with Avengers film
Now the biggest thing USO has over Disney is the Contract and that exclusive use clause.
What Disney should do is get that clause scrubbed and BOTH parks have the characters / Rides / Theming
Both parks could have there own Marvel agenda.
I can see disney doing Marvel weekends like the Star-wars weekends.
According to Stich Kingdom everything but TOT in DHS has had construction permits granted could that simply be next gen input or something else.
The move of the Imagineer is clearly for a new land/area and I think it could be Marvel
Disney is a lot about the Experience and Universal is about rides and thrills Disney needs to start building big thrill rides (ok thunder mountain/space mountain etc but there "old" classic but "old") we are seeing this with the new Snow white ride in Fantasyland Avengers/Marvel land steps away from Disney of old and moves it into the future they could build a winged coster based on the Chitauri and the buildings around be wrecked or it could be Iron Man.
what ever happens i hope it all does soon I'm looking to visit in late 2014 by that time WWOHP 2 and Fantasyland makeover should be complete we'll stay in the new USO hotel and at the Art of Animation but i'll not be happy if something is due 2015 etc (not bother at all for Aviator)
There will always be a market for superheroes though, so it's a good move to give them life in the park where bad actors and screenwriters can't screw them up. Disney will have to outdo what Universal has had for the past 10 years though, otherwise it's a throwaway.