Every comic book adaptation lately seems to have some sort of issue surrounding creator’s rights. Gary Friedrich getting curbstomped by Disney. The whole Kirby lawsuit ugliness hauled out for The Avengers. It’s such a cheap slow news story a bunch of clueless journalists supposedly tried to get Steve Ditko on camera to complain about how Spider-Man was half his.
But one story we won’t be reading? Chuck Dixon losing out on DC’s usage of Bane.
“Graham and I both signed participation agreements, which are good in perpetuity. So it’s not up to them whether they take care of us. We’re taken care of. We’ve seen money from Bane all along – the Lego games and the little Bane-shaped piece in the Spaghettios. We always get a piece of what Bane makes. We’ll see money from this movie. They have graphs and charts to figure out how much based on how many lines of dialogue he has and how much he’s in the movie and how much impact he has on the story. We were part of it the last time when Bane was in the last [Joel] Schumacher film really briefly. We participated in that.”
Dixon goes on to note that he gets compensated for his ideas from DC quite a bit for inventions like the Subway Rocket, even if he does have to give them a call to get his check.
We’ve got to ask, though… how much money do you see out of Bane Spaghetti-Os?
image courtesy Warner Brothers