Though Mulan vs. Laura Kinney could be sort of fun.
My money's on X-23. Just saying.
I've been pretty vocal about my disinterest in Marvel titles lately. I've also shared my dismay that Marvel's movies are better than DC's (though I have yet to complain about the lack of female Avengers in the upcoming movie, which believe me I will) since I like DC's characters better. I've also been very vocal elsewhere (including college papers, no lie) about my hatred of the Disney Princesses imprint. Like it wasn't bad enough we had to grow up thinking that a happy ending = Prince Charming, Disney now has to saturate stores with pretty pink and sparkly princess items that girls Must Have to Be Cool. Grr and argh, in that order. Thank the Flying Spaghetti Monster that I had a mother who would sit me down and tell me it was okay not to be like the princesses in the movies, because everybody is different.
So what is Disney going to be doing with Marvel? I've been told "something exciting," by an anonymous source that will probably kill me for even putting that in my blog. I have no idea how said anonymous source knows this, other than that anonymous source has been involved in some wheelings and dealings with some production companies lately and said to me, when I mentioned the news this morning, that "I knew it was happening, but couldn't tell you." Stupid non-disclosure agreements!
Yeah, I don't know. I guess we'll see if there's much of a shake up. I have a feeling this will affect the movie division more than the comic division, but I have no idea. I'm not a business-minded person. I'm a consumer, and I haven't been consuming much of either company's products lately (though I love the movies I grew up on and I love Enchanted, and we all know my feelings on Tron, which better have a kick-ass comic tie-in now).
What would I like to happen? I'm not really sure on that, either. This isn't as big to me as when Warner Brothers bought DC (which was only vaguely big, because I wasn't into comics as much at the time). I'm still a DC kid (girl, reader, whatever), and probably will favor DC for as long as they turn out better stories and more realistic cup sizes (yes yes, Power Girl, I know). It's all opinion, of course. I just prefer the world of DC and the characters of DC, and so the fact that Cinderella may join H.A.M.M.E.R. doesn't really worry me.
Please note: I don't really think that Cinderella is going to join H.A.M.M.E.R. Belle might, though. She's fiesty.
Okay, just for kicks, Thunderdome match ups I'd like to see:
Mulan vs. X-23
Maleficent vs. Phoenix
Megara vs. Carol Danvers
(What's with the M-ladies, Disney?)
Ursula vs. Emma Frost
And to be fair, some guys:
Prince Charming vs. Captain America
Aladdin vs. Spider-Man
Wait, why do women have to fight each other? Tsk tsk, Sam, you know better than that. Mulan could totally kick Spidey's ass. Illyana Rasputin vs. The Sorcerer from Fantasia? No contest. Oh, and who doesn't want to see The Incredibles vs. The Avengers? Crazy people, that's who!
And I bet Giselle would tame Wolverine in no time flat.
Now that's a movie I'd pay to see.