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Disney, Netease to create Chinese superhero

Xinhua | Updated: 2017-07-09 09:52

SHANGHAI - The Walt Disney Company and China's Internet company NetEase will work together to create a Chinese comics superhero, the two companies have announced.

Marvel, the comics giant under Disney, will cooperate with NetEase to create the first comics featuring a Chinese superhero.

Meanwhile, Marvel authorized Netease to release 12 legal copies of its comic stories online in China, including "Guardians of the Galaxy," "The Amazing Spider-Man" and "Captain America."

So far, movies based on Marvel comics have grossed more than 8 billion yuan ($1.18 billion) at China's box office.

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