Before you start calling me cray cray, hear me out...
Honestly I can go either way on this one, I would not be surprised if it was true, however, I would not be surprised if it was false. I would love to hear your opinions, hence the poll and comment portion at the end.
Back in November, there were constant topics popping up on the trending sidebar about the most recent Sony hack. One headline in particular had really caught my eye. This article was about a leaked email from Alex Trebek, stating how he thought he would be leaving Jeopardy. At first, I was sad to hear that Trebek was thinking of leaving.
Within a few moments, I started thinking. A Sony television show on ABC? For someone who knows as much as I do about branding, how did I just let that slip by? ABC, along with ESPN, is one of many Disney-owned media outlets. Immediately, I called my dad to tell him the latest installment of my conspiracy theory. He reminded that the show following Jeopardy on ABC's weekday evening line-up, Wheel of Fortune, is also Sony-owned.
This is where the Sony/Disney/Marvel debacle comes in to play. They have already started to mash the X-Men characters Scarlet Witch and Quicksilver in the upcoming Avengers: Age of Ultron, which the rights to X-Men currently belong to FOX.
See them at 1:16 in the video below:
Could Disney and Sony be putting on a show that, in the future, sets Disney up to look like they just swooped in to help Sony pick themselves up off of the ground and wipe the dirt off their knees? And in the end, Disney has finally gained the entire Marvel Monopoly, Spider-Man included. Maybe, and maybe not.
Correct me if I am wrong, but didn't Sony's PlayStation network get hacked around the same time in 2013? Seems like this could have all been a plot to make more money around Christmas time.
Which brings me to The Interview (you knew it was coming). For those who have seen the movie, and/or paid attention to the trailer, know that Katy Perry's song Firework became somewhat of a theme song. With that in mind, all of the commotion (or "free marketing") conveniently happened right before Christmas, which happened to be its release date in the first place. And then it gets released on Christmas anyway.
After seeing the movie, I come to find Katy Perry is headlining the Superbowl this year. Billions of people will be watching, maybe a plot to take over the world? Again, maybe and maybe not.
But, it would probably be like this (fast forward to 2:45):
Comic Book based movies are pretty popular now, combine that with the advances of science we have today...just saying.
On top of all that (and this is awesome), Chris Evans and my celeb crush Chris Pratt have made a pretty cool bet since both of their teams are playing against each other for the Superbowl. The loser must dress up as their on-screen Marvel character and visit a certain children's hospital of the other's choosing.
(Check out this article for more)
It is so great that they are doing this, but could this somehow also be linked to the Sony hack by getting more Marvel press? What do you guys think? Has anyone else thought about this?