Fans Want Disney To Pay Artists After Disney Releases Hawkeye Promo Poster Resembling Comic
If you were following along with MickeyBlog last week then you’ll know that we shared a first look at the promo poster for the upcoming Disney+ series Hawkeye. Disney is stepping up the marketing on this Marvel show which will make it’s debut on Disney+ on November 24th.
However, after the artwork was released, some comic book fans pointed out that the new poster was heavily influenced by artwork in the Marvel comic books.
As you can see from the tweet that we included below, a side-by-side view shows us that the poster for Hawkeye seems to draw inspiration in the Hawkeye comics from 2012- 20115 which were written by Matt Fraction and illustrated by David Aja.
Fans are arguing that Disney should be compensating the artists behind the comics for pulling so heavily from their body of work.
— ken (@wandaskory) October 24, 2021
According to a piece in We Got This Covered one Twitter user called for comics illustrators to at least be credited when their work is used on Disney/MCU projects.
Stop crediting JUST writers, mostly when the visual tribute is… just that, straight based on @davaja cover. Comics are a team work
— Bruno Redondo (@Bruno_Redondo_F) October 25, 2021
It didn’t take long for the illustrator himself to even chime in “Stop crediting, start paying.”
Even better: Stop crediting, start paying, haha.
— David Aja (@davaja) October 25, 2021
Though it is true that Disney borrowed elements from the original artwork including the downward arrow, the logo and even the way Hawkeye has an arrow ready to go with the city in the background. However, Disney did add Hailee Steinfeld’s character Kate Bishop as well as Lucky the Dog. So perhaps Disney’s though is that its different enough to avoid copyright issues while at the same time paying homage to the original.
Disney also has a bit of a history when it comes to not paying the original comic creators. As We Got This Covered reminds us, Thanos creator Jim Starlin and Captain America Writer and Winter Soldier co-creator Ed Brubaker have both leveled similar complaints again Marvel studios arguing that they weren’t credited properly for their work.
Oh and speaking of Hawkeye you’ll find the latest promo below:
As mentioned above, Hawkeye comes to Disney Plus on November 24th.
What are your thoughts!? Should the artists responsible for the comics that Disney draws inspiration from be compensated? Let us know in the comments below! Oh, and be sure to check out the original article from We Got This Covered!
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Source: We Got This Covered