If dc would replace Marvel at IOAUniversal Orlando: What would you change and into what
From Andrew DoughertyIf one day Disney buys out marvel and universal has to get rid of Marvel Superhero Island what would you guys make it spending as little as possible.
Posted May 8, 2012 at 10:15 PM
Batman to replace Spider Man.
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From Dominick DI'd say:
Posted May 9, 2012 at 5:29 AM
Superman replaces Spidey
From Manny RodriguezNo BatMan :( I say BatMan Rises Overlay Of Spiderman Jokers Drop Of Doom Over Lay Of Doom Drop, Bane Over Lay Of Hulk
Posted May 9, 2012 at 12:03 PM
From Skipper AdamI stand by my opinion that DC is out of the question and Transformers will replace it.
Posted May 9, 2012 at 1:32 PM
From Andy MilitoBatman would replace Spidey
Posted May 9, 2012 at 4:38 PM
Flash would replace Hulk
Superman would replace Dr. Doom
Joker would replace X-Men
Too bad it will never happen!
From Andrew DoughertySkipper the only reason I say DC is that you won't have to change anything due to them being comic makers. So it is the most effective way, BUT I do agree with your transformers theory.
Posted May 9, 2012 at 7:07 PM
From James TrexenSo you say just because DC and Marvel are both comics, an easy change is gonna occur? Ok, I say let's replace Harry Potter at IOA with other popular teenage series Twilight.
Posted May 9, 2012 at 7:57 PM
From Andrew DoughertyI also said most cost effective since there both comics facades don't need changing
Posted May 10, 2012 at 4:25 AM
From Robert NilesThe main problem with bringing DC to IOA is the same issue that's keeping Marvel out of WDW.
Posted May 10, 2012 at 8:33 AM
Someone else already has the rights.
Six Flags has the DC IP sewed up. They ain't going to Universal unless NBCU buys out Six Flags' contract.
Nope, if Universal hits paydirt by selling the Marvel rights to Disney, I think Hasbro would be a logical new partner for IOA. Transformers is obvious. But how about My Little Pony in IOA, too? Don't laugh. That franchise is big money, and might actually allow Universal to crack into a demographic Disney has owned with its princesses.
From Dominick DHasbro could work good. I saw a bunch of bronies the last time I went to UO believe it or not.
Posted May 10, 2012 at 8:39 AM
From Andrew MooneyGood call, Mr Niles! Battleship is another Hasbro owned property that Universal have created a movie from. I don't want to veer off topic but if Disney bought out the Marvel contract, does anyone know what happens with Men In Black? I've read on here and elsewhere that Marvel owned the property, so is that another attraction that would have to be re-themed?
Posted May 10, 2012 at 8:47 AM
From Dominick DMIB would probably have to get the boot if Disney buys the rights.
Posted May 10, 2012 at 9:58 AM
From Tim OdomFrom what I could see, MiB was not apart of the Marvel/Universal contract, though I could be wrong. The contract called for attractions based on the "Marvel Universe" to be in the second (at that time unnamed) gate, which became Islands of Adventure. I would guess, and keep in mind this is just a guess, that the MiB ride is based on the film Men in Black and not the comics, hence why it fits in Universal Studios and not Islands of Adventure.
Posted May 10, 2012 at 10:17 AM
From Randy StellarI hope this never happens. I don't want to be reminded of a Six Flags park while I'm at Universal!
Posted May 10, 2012 at 12:59 PM
From Jay R.^^^^
Posted May 10, 2012 at 1:30 PM
I'm sure though, IF this would ever happen, that "Universal's DC Comics" attractions / experience would be vastly different than six flags (where most of the time time, the theme is secondary to the actual thrill)
Back to what Robert suggested, I think Hasbro would be a nice franchise. In addition to the popular my little pony, Transfornmers, & Battleship, there is also GI Joe.
From Ben PopeI've thought about this before, and here's what I think would be nice:
Posted May 10, 2012 at 1:55 PM
Batman - Spiderman
From Brandon MendozaBatman - Spiderman
Posted May 10, 2012 at 4:07 PM
Green Lantern - Hulk
Superman - Doom
Flash - Storm Force
Yes, yes, yes, and yes!
I'd even say maybe put Batman & Robin to replace Spider-Man.
As goofy as Aquaman is as a super hero, I'd like to see a mostly "aquatic" attraction in the vein of Spider-Man combined with Journey to the Center of the Earth/ Test Track/ Radiator Springs Racers.
I'd have to agree that Universal would actually use the licensing in a much better way than Six Flags. Universal does the theme of "theme park" much much better than Six Flags ever has. It's not that crucial for Six Flags' customers.
From Nick MarkhamDominick, Men In Black is a different situation. The ride is not based directly off the comic books, though rather the film series created by Universal. I don't think Universal would have to give up the rights to anything themed off something they produced.
Posted May 10, 2012 at 4:11 PM
From Dominick DThe films were created by Sony -_-
Posted May 10, 2012 at 5:08 PM
From Nick MarkhamOh, my mistake. Nevertheless, they then should only be paying Sony for the rights, not Marvel.
Posted May 11, 2012 at 5:54 AM
From Jason McLaughlinWith regards to the Men in Black franchise, Marvel still own the rights. The original comic book series (which features the same characters as the film series) was published in the early 1990's by a small independant comic book publisher who were later bought out by Marvel and the films made by Sony still have a credit to Marvel Comics in the credits (just as the X-Men films that are made by Fox do).
Posted May 12, 2012 at 8:53 AM
As for what could or would replace Marvel Superhero Island in IOA if Disney were ever to get back the rights, then as others have said, I doubt it would be DC as its the same situation with Sig Flags and their deal with Warners.
The smart money would be on Transformers, especially as that franchise is going to run and run with a 4th and 5th film due to begin filming next year back to back.
I also suspect that this is the reason why we've yet to see Universal announce the Transformers ride coming to Orlando. They'll be playing a waiting game with Disney to see what happens with the Marvel rights as they know they can put Transformers in their place if a deal is done.
What would be the point of building a brand new Transformers building/attraction over in Studios when it could easily go where Spider-Man is, if Disney get the Marvel park rights from Universal.
From Manny RodriguezI wonder Does Sig Flags Sell Sig Saur Guns Lol Im just pulling your leg.
Posted May 12, 2012 at 5:04 PM
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