They just made $600 million in a weekend, $15 billion from these movies. The creators aren’t asking for tens of millions, but a few hundred grand thrown to a couple of dozen key figures wouldn’t be a blip in Disneys books but could make a real difference for the people who wrote this stuff and helped make the movies happen.
That’s my point. It’s shitty and it’s not something people care about with Disney. Even though the subject has long be raised in other situations. Creators getting their due is an old subject.
There’s not that many situations in business where one individual made something that changed the fortunes of a company and didn’t get anything other than their normal salary. It’s a common thing to have some sort of special compensation. I prefer to think of the creators like other entertainment careers - actors, directors, songwriters, singers, even athletes. The peak people in those careers have ludicrous wealth. Whereas there’s ex Marvel creators that can’t afford healthcare or have to sell shit at conventions just to get by. It’s criminal that the core people who made Marvel what they are now aren’t millionaires from their work, instead of being told they knew the deal at the time so tough shit. When one of the points is there were no movies like this at the time. They didn’t know just how much their ideas were going to make.
And surprising to me that the anti-corporate narrative that’s driven this era isn’t applied to someone like Disney.