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If dc would replace Marvel at IOA

Universal Orlando: What would you change and into what

From Andrew Dougherty
Posted May 8, 2012 at 10:15 PM
If 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.

My choices

DC Nation
Green Lanturn to replace hulk

Batman to replace Spider Man.
Joker to replace doom
And Flash or wonder woman to replace storm


Comments in chronological order. Most recent at the bottom. Scroll down to respond.

From Dominick D
Posted May 9, 2012 at 5:29 AM
I'd say:

Superman replaces Spidey
TDK replaces Hulk
Young Justice replaces Storm
Joker replaces Doom

From Manny Rodriguez
Posted May 9, 2012 at 12:03 PM
No BatMan :( I say BatMan Rises Overlay Of Spiderman Jokers Drop Of Doom Over Lay Of Doom Drop, Bane Over Lay Of Hulk

From Skipper Adam
Posted May 9, 2012 at 1:32 PM
I stand by my opinion that DC is out of the question and Transformers will replace it.

From Andy Milito
Posted May 9, 2012 at 4:38 PM
Batman would replace Spidey
Flash would replace Hulk
Superman would replace Dr. Doom
Joker would replace X-Men

Too bad it will never happen!

From Andrew Dougherty
Posted May 9, 2012 at 7:07 PM
Skipper 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.

From James Trexen
Posted May 9, 2012 at 7:57 PM
So 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.

From Andrew Dougherty
Posted May 10, 2012 at 4:25 AM
I also said most cost effective since there both comics facades don't need changing

From Robert Niles
Posted May 10, 2012 at 8:33 AM
The main problem with bringing DC to IOA is the same issue that's keeping Marvel out of WDW.

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 D
Posted May 10, 2012 at 8:39 AM
Hasbro could work good. I saw a bunch of bronies the last time I went to UO believe it or not.

From Andrew Mooney
Posted May 10, 2012 at 8:47 AM
Good 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?

From Dominick D
Posted May 10, 2012 at 9:58 AM
MIB would probably have to get the boot if Disney buys the rights.

From Tim Odom
Posted May 10, 2012 at 10:17 AM
From 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.

From Randy Stellar
Posted May 10, 2012 at 12:59 PM
I hope this never happens. I don't want to be reminded of a Six Flags park while I'm at Universal!

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 Pope
Posted May 10, 2012 at 1:55 PM
I've thought about this before, and here's what I think would be nice:

Batman - Spiderman
Green Lantern - Hulk
Superman - Doom
Flash - Storm Force

From Brandon Mendoza
Posted May 10, 2012 at 4:07 PM
Batman - Spiderman
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 Markham
Posted May 10, 2012 at 4:11 PM
Dominick, 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.

From Dominick D
Posted May 10, 2012 at 5:08 PM
The films were created by Sony -_-

From Nick Markham
Posted May 11, 2012 at 5:54 AM
Oh, my mistake. Nevertheless, they then should only be paying Sony for the rights, not Marvel.

From Jason McLaughlin
Posted May 12, 2012 at 8:53 AM
With 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).

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 Rodriguez
Posted May 12, 2012 at 5:04 PM
I wonder Does Sig Flags Sell Sig Saur Guns Lol Im just pulling your leg.


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