We all remember the great Spider-Crisis of 2019. After the roaring success of Spider-Man: Far From Home it was announced by Sony initially, that a new deal had not been set for Spidey to continue in the MCU. Fans cried, Bob Iger cried, Tom Holland cried, Alan Horn cried, and Amy Pascal did whatever Amy Pascal does. Then Bob Iger, (finally tired of drinking Tom Holland’s tears) made some calls to Sony and a new deal was struck.
We fans are now guaranteed to get at least one more Spider-Man movie, and Spidey will feature in at least one more team-up movie within the MCU. But could there be more?
Recently THR held a roundtable with some of the biggest studio execs in the movie business. Alan Horn was present representing Disney, as was Tom Rothman for Sony. Talked turned to the collaboration between the studios. Horn had this to say about why a new deal was the right call.
“The fanbase, which is important to all of us, seemed to really respond to what Tom [Holland] and the Spider-Man crew had done before. And they like it. They like the fact that the MCU and Kevin Feige were involved. And we heard feedback out there that suggested joining forces once again was probably a really good idea.”
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Tom Rothman of Sony then chimed on whether a deal could be found that would see Spider-Man remain in the MCU.
“I hope so. I think this was a classic win-win-win. I think it was a win for Sony. I think it was a win for Disney. I think it was a win for fans and moviegoers. The only thing I would say about that is that news cycles and the rhythm of negotiations don’t necessarily overlap…I think we would have gotten there and the news got ahead of some things.”
Interesting. As much as I was happy that Spidey was back for at least two more pictures, I’m greedy. I want Spider-Man to remain in the MCU for a long time yet, maybe there is some hope? We do have to wonder what the hell is going on with Sony’s own universe though. Is the real price Disney has to pay, that Sony can pretend their movies are in the MCU? Alternatively, are Marvel Studios complicit in this sharing situation and about to get more involved with Sony’s other movies?
I guess we will just have to watch this space and see what happens? What do you think of Rothman’s comments on a further Spidey deal? Let us know in the usual spot below.
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