Last summer, Film Twitter blew up a joint when it was announced that Marvel Studios and Sony Pictures had ended their working relationship regarding Tom Holland’s Spider-Man. The dispute, like all the others in Hollywood, boiled down to money. Marvel, serving as the creative backbone behind the Dutch web-slinger, wanted a bigger cut in profits, which Sony mainly controlled because they owned the character’s screen rights. Finally, an extension was worked out that would allow Holland to return to another solo feature of Spider-Man arriving in 2021 and another appearance of MCU, supposed to be a possible Avengerslike a crossover.
But that leaves fans with just two more Spider-Man appearances in the Marvel Cinematic Universe. Will another expansion be achieved to keep the most popular Marvel character in the most successful Hollywood franchise?
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“I hope,” said Tom Rothman of Sony The Hollywood ReporterRecent round table of studio managers. “I think it was a classic victory, victory, victory. I think it was a victory for Sony, I think it was a victory for Disney, and I think it was a victory for the fans. “
But as we know, all good things must end. Rothman has been unable to provide a definitive answer regarding the future of Spider-Man’s MCU at this time, which will naturally raise doubts. It is not a new problem. The idea that Sony recovers the exclusive rights to Spider-Man has been discussed endlessly. Tom Hardy’s success Venom, which has grossed more than $ 850 million worldwide, has only added to the outside fear that the studio will eventually integrate Peter Parker into Sony’s Marvel Character World (SUMC). This skepticism will continue to grow if Jared Leto Morbius connects with the public this summer.
While Sony hoped to leave the door open for Venom To exist alongside the MCU, Marvel studio chief Kevin Feige shot this idea down before the film was released. However, his position has apparently softened since then.
“[Spider-Man] also happens to be the only hero with the superpower to cross cinematic universes, as Sony continues to develop their own towards Spidey, you never know what surprises the future may hold, “he said in September. Hollywood double standard language or a real ray of hope?
The overwhelming response from fans to Marvel and Sony’s brief sputum last summer apparently played a key role in bringing Disney back to the table.
“The fan base, which is important to all of us, seemed to really respond to what Tom [Rothman] and his people had done with our people before, and they like it, “said Alan Horn, director of Walt Disney Studios at the roundtable. “They like the fact that the MCU and Kevin Feige are involved and we have heard comments there that suggest joining forces is once again a very good idea.”
It remains to be seen if this is enough to reach a second extension. But it’s clear where the fans are, and Disney and Sony have proven that they are ready and able to solve difficult problems to give fans what they want. Under this new agreement, Disney will receive 25% of the profits from Spider-Man 3 while covering around 25% of production costs. The character’s two solo MCU films grossed nearly $ 2 billion worldwide Spider-Man: away from home is the world’s largest crude ever recorded by Sony.