About a year ago Disney acquired Lucasfilm and stomped on the anthill that is the nerd world, sending us scrambling to figure out where we were in a world where Star Wars
sequels could be made with minimal influence from George Lucas
, and where one company owned the Disney Princesses, Pixar, the Muppets, Star Wars
, and the film rights for the lion's share of Marvel superhero characters. In comparison the Disney/Marvel acquisition seemed perfectly normal: Warner Bros. has owned DC Comics for years now, after all.
Disney's chief financial officer told reporters at a conference yesterday that Disney isn't necessarily done acquiring franchise properties, though they don't have any in mind at the moment. They're just, you know, leaving room in case they want dessert.