Disney is in final negotiations to acquire Marvel Entertainment, as was reported in a press release this morning, for a stock and cash transaction worth about $4 billion. Read the full press release here.
What I am curious to know is how this will affect the Marvel Entertainment movies, which are all already set up at different studios. (X-Men at 20th Century Fox, Iron Man at Paramount and Spider-man at Sony). Those three studios all have movies with those characters in various stages of development. I don't think they will change distributors, but they will likely have to pay character royalties to Disney.