Which is better: Marvel or DC? Ask any emotionally stunted superhero fan that question and you'll get a way too passionate answer, usually sprinkled with curses and personal insults against comic executives who are just trying to make an honest living. But, according to one Hollywood website, Disney might bring the age old debate to a crashing halt.
The Hollywood Reporter named Disney as a potential buyer for Time Warner, the parent company of DC Comics. Disney purchased Marvel back in 2009 and has since made major bank off the company's popular movies. According to THR, the thought of merging Marvel with DC's iconic, but relatively unexploited, line of superheroes would be too great of an opportunity to pass up on. Rupert Murdoch, owner of 20th Century Fox and its various offshoots, tried to purchase Time Warner earlier this month, but was reportedly rebuffed.
The Outhouse reached out to internal Disney sources, who refused to comment on whether any purchase bid was imminent. However, one source did say that if such a bid were to occur, it would be driven primarily by the need to "shut up those damn superhero fans up once and for all." The Disney source then began to rant about how he sometimes regretted purchasing Marvel because of all the times the company's been dragged into a silly argument over which superhero would win in a fight or which multibillion dollar corporation was less evil and exploited their creative talents less. "If we bought Time Warner," the Disney source said. "And that's a big if, we could finally shut all those nerds up for good."
However, the Disney/Time Warner merger isn't likely to happen. The bulk of THR's article focused on Wang Jainlin, China's richest man and the owner of the AMC movie theater chain, as the possible next bidder to purchase Time Warner. However, no comic book website would bother actually writing an article about Jainlin, mainly because it doesn't make good title clickbait.