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Walt Disney Co. Buys Marvel Entertainment

Just because Walt Disney buying Marvel Entertainment doesn't mean that Spider-Man, Iron Man and Captain America will be showing at the studio's human resources office to fill out their W-4s anytime soon. Many of Marvel's best-known characters are already signed to long-term deals, some of which last into perpetuity, with a number of rival movie studios, cable networks and video game publishers, as well as a theme park company. In some cases, Disney will have to wait awhile to get its hands on them. In others, it will never have the rights unless it reaches a new agreement with the studios that currently own them. Here's a rundown of Marvel's existing deals for movies, television shows and video games. RELATED: Disney to buy comic book powerhouse MarvelMarvel is Disney's new family brand Don't look for surge of deals in wake of Disney-MarvelBloomberg