By now, you likely know that Sony and Disney have seemingly gone their separate ways regarding Spider-Man. Of course, all of that can change at any point, but this is where things seem to be sitting as of this writing. From what we heard in the initial report, Disney wanted to have a 50/50 co-financing deal with Sony and all their films, including the Spider-Man spinoff ones, meaning that they would have control over all of the characters.
The report stated that this deal was rejected by Sony, who then came back with more compromises, which were then rejected by Disney. However, we never got any details as to what those compromises were or how far Disney was willing to concede. Now, in a new report from THR, we may have a better idea.
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According to the outlet, Disney was looking for a 30 percent stake, meaning that Sony and Disney would be splitting cost and revenue 70/30 in Sony’s favor — though it’s not clear if this includes those spinoff movies.
However, as Spider-Man: Far From Home broke $1.1 billion, apparently, it reinforced both sides’ ways of thinking. Sony thought they didn’t need Disney anymore and Disney didn’t want to leave more money on the table.
So, with this out in the ether, what do you think? Was a 70/30 a good idea? Personally, I think it’s a hell of a lot better than 50/50, but man, that’s still a rough deal for Sony. Perhaps a 75/25 deal or 80/20 could have been in the cards? Don’t get me wrong, Marvel Studios did some amazing work bringing back Spider-Man…but is it worth 10x the amount of money in the agreement they signed years ago? I’m not so sure, especially when Sony has historically made $700 million to $900 million on their live-action Spidey films in the past.
But what do you think? Let us know your thoughts down below!
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