Marvel on Star Wars: "Watch this space"

Could Star Wars characters feature in Marvel properties in the future?
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Marvel has spoken to ToyNews about Disney's acquisition of Lucasfilm and the possibilities it brings to the comic book specialist.

When asked about the possibility of Star Wars characters featuring in Marvel properties in the future, Disney’s EMEA consumer products general manager Simon Philips (who was president of Marvel Entertainment International at the time of the interview), told ToyNews: "I'm a big Star Wars fan.

"That’s probably all I can say at this stage. Watch this space. 

"What I’ve noticed is Disney allows Marvel to stay true to its essence – they’re not about changing it. So we’re very excited."

Disney acquired Lucasfilm late last year for $4 billion. It bought Marvel in 2009 for the same amount.

Read the full interview with Simon Philips here.

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