I'm currently planning on making a game with my team. The story of the game will be from Marvel/DC Comics but will be edited a bit to suit the gameplay (Just like TV shows and movies editing the main story to make it fit the movie and to be futuristic.).
What I am worried is about the copyright from Marvel/DC Comics. There are many games based on the comic characters and even TV Shows. Is it possible to ask for copyright from Marvel/DC Comics or can we just add their logo to the game loading screen and be good to go ?
Should we start with the project and then contact them or can we contact them first ? And if we get the license, is it just for the comics ot are we allowed to follow the TV Shows and movies for their story line.. We dont mind paying royalty, but will they wait till our beta gets funded on kickstarter ?
Can I get some advise on this ?