Sony Breaks Silence On Spider-Man Split With Marvel


Shots have been fired… or maybe, webs have
been slung? Marvel fans had their worst fears realized
on August 20th, when it came to light that Disney and Sony couldn’t come to an agreement
to keep Spider-Man in the Marvel Cinematic Universe in upcoming releases. After Sony-produced films like 2007’s Spider-Man
3 and 2014’s The Amazing Spider-Man 2 failed to truly capture the essence of the web-slinger,
and in light of just how popular and successful Spider-Man has been in the MCU, fans have
been quick to denounce the decision. Once the story went public, Sony wasted little
time in issuing its response and – surprise, surprise – they are placing the blame on Disney. “What is this, pro wrestling?” “Whatever, old man.” An unnamed Sony spokesperson told the Hollywood
Reporter that the studio is “disappointed” with the outcome, and confirmed that Marvel
Studios president Kevin Feige will no longer produce Spider-Man movies in the future. The spokesperson stated: “We are disappointed, but respect Disney’s
decision not to have him continue as a lead producer of our next live-action Spider-Man
film. We hope this might change in the future, but
understand that the many new responsibilities that Disney has given him – including all
their newly added Marvel properties – do not allow time for him to work on IP they do not
own.” Apparently, the fallout between the two companies
came after Disney suggested it deserved more of the profit from future Spider-Man movies,
requesting the standing five percent day-one box office cut to be increased to a 50 percent
co-financing stake in the franchise. Obviously, Sony turned that down, wanting
the current deal – in which Disney also receives all merchandising revenue – to continue instead. To be fair to Sony, Feige does seem to have
more on his plate than ever before. With the Mouse House launching its streaming
platform Disney+ at the end of the year, the head of Marvel Studios is hard at work making
sure the numerous superhero offerings that are coming to the platform are up to snuff
– not to mention ensuring the success of the various Phase 4 films that are in the works
as well. And with the surprisingly massive box office
of Venom and the critical and commercial success of Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse, Sony
is in a much stronger place with its comic book franchise than it was back when the original
deal was struck with Disney in 2015. Sony has had the film rights to Spider-Man
since 1999, back when Marvel Comics was doing its best to recover from bankruptcy and resorted
to licensing many of its most popular characters to film studios just to stay afloat. Times have changed for both companies, and
Sony is evidently standing its ground in a major way. For his part, Tom Holland – who has played
Marvel’s wall-crawler in five films since first appearing in 2016’s Captain America:
Civil War – is contracted to appear as Spider-Man in two more standalone movies for Sony. Of course, Spider-Man solo pictures are not
the only thing Sony Pictures has going on right now, as the studio is looking to create
its own successful franchise of Marvel-based films after Venom did gangbusters at the box
office. Previously announced films that are in pre-production
at the studio include an Andy Serkis-directed Venom sequel and a pic starring Jared Leto
as classic Marvel antihero Morbius the Living Vampire. The studio also hasn’t been shy about other
possible projects to expand its Spider-Man universe. In an interview with Vanity Fair in late 2018,
then-series producer Amy Pascal mentioned that Sony was interested in reviving the previously
shelved Sinister Six film based on the iconic group of Spider-Man villains. In light of all this news, many questions
remain. Can Holland’s Peter Parker leave one cinematic
universe merely to join another? Are fans of the MCU ready and willing to support
Spider-Man outside of Feige’s steady and knowledgeable hands? The last truly successful non-animated Spider-Man
film Sony produced came over 15 years ago with Sam Raimi’s iconic 2004 picture Spider-Man
2. “Hey, you guys. No playing in the streets.” “Yes, Mr. Spider-Man.” That’s an eternity in Hollywood time, but
it’s possible that time has given Sony perspective and that the studio could put together a team
that creates a remarkable piece of filmmaking that blows the box office apart. One thing’s for sure: given that superhero
films are largely a surefire box office draw in Tinseltown, Spider-Man leaving the MCU
is a major shift with billion-dollar implications. “Oh. This is nice.” It doesn’t look like either studio is going
to budge on this decision, unfortunately, so fans are going to have to get used to a
reality where Peter Parker isn’t carrying on the legacy of Tony Stark after all. Check out one of our newest videos right here! Plus, even more Looper videos about your favorite
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100 thoughts on “Sony Breaks Silence On Spider-Man Split With Marvel

  1. The Amazing thing folks don't seem to realise that movie into the Spiderverse/Venom/Morbius the living vampire…it is a multiverse after all but I'm excited see as a fan Im not worried at all the movies coming sound great!!Not a popular view right now but sorry ….

  2. I mean didn't it end like SPIDER-MANs future is in jeapordy? I'm talking about in the movie, right….

  3. I think this bad deal might be the beginning of the end of the superhero movie Trend.

  4. Disneyland: happiest place on earth.
    Disney Studios: destroyer of childhood.

  5. Nothing but a bunch of shills, these people on youtube blaming disney and not looking at the big picture bullying sony for more money, 50% is HUGE especially when the property is NOT own by them your not suppose to be demanding. Thank you someone who knows what the fuck they're talking about rather then some idiot fanboy who can't think about the business side of things, how about i cut 50% of you paycheck. The mouse wants cheddar.

  6. As smart as Sony is being. They’re being greedy as well as Disney, if any of the companies cared about our feelings for Spider-Man. They’d try to push back the negotiations until the next 2 movies Tom Holland had we’re here. Smh, I blame both tbh. Disney the most.

  7. GOOD NEWS MARVEL AND SONY MADE AN AGREEMENT
    AND NOW SPIDERMAN IS BACK IN THE MCU!!!!

  8. Tom holland was on top of the world by playing spiderman and meeting all the marvel stars but then in one day all hell broke loose

  9. 50/50 is fair. Marvel is the one writing the scripts and filming everything. The only thing Sony does is own the rights to Spider-Man, and we all know how making Spider-Man movies isn't Sony's strong suit. Now Disney will just have to buy them out ¯_(ツ)_/¯

  10. So now tony died for NO FUCKING REASON cause like that was the motivation for tony in endgame it was peter so if marvel doesn’t get him back this is what’s probably gonna what I’m gonna see on the news: suicide increases because of Spider-Man leaving the mcu

  11. Spiderman, spiderman
    Does whatever a spider can
    Spins a web, any size,
    Catches thieves just like flies

  12. hopefully both sony and disney get their fingers out of their asses and actually start negotiating for the first time

  13. People fighting over disney being at fault and sony being at fault. I like the mcu but then I think about sony who actually owns spider man.
    Spider man vs venom
    Spider man vs green goblin
    Spider man vs carnage
    Relationships
    Gwen Stacy
    Mary Jane
    Felicia hardy
    Other characters
    Mile Morales
    Spider gwen
    Venom
    Sony could do more with spider man then disney ever could.

  14. If spidey remains tom holland but if not no.. No i will not support the leave

  15. Rather keep Spiderman in Sony just to be honest. I didn't like Far from Home.

  16. It should be 1st is the good 2nd is the best and 3rd sucks be cause Sony always messes it up

  17. I get it both studios are being greety but I’m sorry I think Sony needs to stop being dumb and trying to ruin everything on the high note like for a different matter Sony wouldn’t let ps4 crossplay for the longest time with Xbox not even in Minecraft even though Microsoft owned Minecraft I’m on Disney side because Sony always try’s to force things down my throat because of money cough amazing Spider-Man 2 and spider man 3 cough just my opinion also the new realest said it wasn’t 50/50 it was 70/30 marvel offered

  18. It's funny now sony is making a excuse by saying the reason that they left was cuz of xmen bombing

  19. He can’t get a break poor peter. Everything goes wrong

  20. It's the Spidey Curse

    Things always has to get messed up at the third movie

  21. In the shadows:.. Choose wisely

    Sony President: Please don mickey, not my hand!

    Out of the shadows mickey: Left or Right?!

    #*In recent news, Sony came to terms with a 70/30 deal with Disney.*#

  22. to be fair Disney have all the companies at the moment so having Sony fight back is fine by me, A random guy in the comment section

    and let's be honest Disney is being greedy =^|

  23. Original spider man movies were far superior than the shit marveled crapped out, except for the spider man 3.

  24. Sony: Spider-Man will no longer
    be part of the MCU

    Stan Lee From Heaven: Dont make me come
    down there you punks

  25. This still isn’t making me happy wait then am I here you know wat nvm☹️😭😭

  26. Honestly both of the company’s are stupid Sony thinks they are good at making spider man movies after one SPIDER MAN movie and Disney is being a entitled little bitch

  27. This is good. now sony can save spiderman from feige, who is cutton every male super heroes ball off…… Go sony save spiderman

  28. It's simple why the talks broke down, money. Disney wanted to change the deal to a fifty fifty split from what they had previously agreed based on the latest movies phenomenal success. Disney is all about the business and the business is about making money. Can you blame Sony for turning down that offer?
    This has nothing to do with Kevin Feige's workload and all about them seeing if they could grab a bigger slice of the pie.

  29. It's easy, Sony will throw MCU Spiderman into the Raimi-verse where he'll meet Tobey's Spidey. Little did he know, Andrew Garfiled and Nicholas Hammond were thrown into that universe as well. Spiderverse everyone! In the end everyone will return to their own universe but Tom's Spidey was sent again to a different universe, the Venom Hardy Verse. He will live there for the rest of his life will never return to the MCU again (Unless Disney purchase Sony altogether). Wouldn't it be cool if that happened?

  30. After the end of "far from home" marvel should just have TH's spiderman go under superhero witness protection program and he'll become night monkey and they can't say spideman or Peter Parker

  31. Too bad money and egos got in the way of spiderman's continuation in the Marvel Universe. 😛 See what greed does?

  32. Damn it, Damn it! I've dreamed of a Marvel world, Spiderman, X-Men, Fantastic Four, The Avengers, Guardians  and all of those other big Marvel characters like Venom, Deadpool, Punisher..etc. Can coexist. But One Again the almighty greed of the Studios have made sure this will not ever happen. As of Phase 4, There really isn't shit to look forward too!

  33. Peter: I don't feel so good….
    Marvel: Neither do I
    *Both have slowly disintegrated 🙁

  34. No doubt it's Sony's fault. "Far from Home" made it clear what the plans were for the character from Disney's side.
    I don't even know how Sony plans to make the next Spiderman movie, with the same actor, but in a totally different universe, without even mentioning any of Disney's IP. There's simply no way to do that correctly.

  35. Frankly, these new Spiderman movies were safe and lazy. more like Iron Man's sidekick spinoffs. I'm glad that Spiderman is no longer in such play it safe, highschool musical vibed hands.

  36. Leave Spiderman to the company that created Spiderman. Go away Sony you just ruin everything.

  37. every marvel fan knows that Stan Lee's favorite super hero was Spider Man, it was his greatest creation, how could they let this happen

  38. lol.. disney has ruined so many properties they bought.. case in point: star wars.

  39. Couldn't disney take 0% and then release another live action remake for easy money?

  40. Sony found out MCU/Disney was going to get LaShawna Lynch to play Spiderman.

  41. The people blaming Disney are being ridiculous. Sony has Spiderman’s rights indefinitely as long as they make some completely shit spiderman movie every 5 years (i.e. garfield), and putting him into the mcu made sony an INSANE amount of money. Disney asked for 25%, not 50, but Sony, being a bunch of greedy assholes, decided to literally ignore disney, which made disney come back with the 50% offer. Sony is being fucking pathetic about this. Honestly, who the fuck is going to watch anything coming out of the spiderverse craptastrophe after they pull this bullshit? Not me, that’s for damn sure.

  42. poor tom after all the dam reboots we finally had a spiderman film! that we all loved and now your gonna do this??? wow… I FUCKING HATE THIS GREEDY CORPORATIONS. I am never watching another movie from them again. And I always! go with all my friends and buy tickets to the fan events… you guys are fucking up my childhood

  43. Sony(and Fox) should be banned from making any type of super hero movie. I’m personally done with Sony. No more Vue, PS Plus, and I’ve got an XBR900E for sale along with an overpriced mirrorless camera setup. Thanks for sh-ting on my childhood Sony!

  44. You know spiderman 3 made 900 million dollars right? Combine the home video sales your at 1 billion, but yea total failure.

  45. Sony : I'm gonna take spider-man back

    Stan Lee : Don't make me come down there you punk

  46. Sony is just going to fuck this up again, they don't know how to produce Good comic book movies

  47. I dont understand, isn’t tom Holland gonna play Peter parker anymore?? Is there even gonna be a new spider man movie

  48. Awesome! Now Sony’s going to create entirely new Spider Man movies with extremely confusing timelines, and spider man’s not gonna be in the MCU anymore! Jesus Christ Sony and Disney, get a freakin hold of yourselves and stop being such idiots when it comes to money. I guess they’ve both never even tried of what fans have to say about this. Goddamn it

  49. I can't even watch Far from home now. And I refuse to watch whatever crap sony wants to push, I still won't even watch spiderverse. Sorry sony but you don't do Spiderman any justice and I'm sick of being burned.

  50. So Iron man, captain america, Black widow, vision is gone, thor have retired. Spiderman not part of MCU 🤔. That's just killing all that mattered for fans

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