You’ll forgive the amount of ink that’s been spent on this story. When we were first given details, it was reported that Disney had initially offered a 50/50 co-financing deal and that Sony walked away. It was later reported that they then offered some compromises, which Disney then rejected. Then, even later, it was stated that Disney wanted a 70/30 deal in favor of Sony.
Now, we’re hearing a story that paints a bit of a different picture. Deadline is reporting that Disney ask for a 75/25 deal in favor of Sony originally, and it only would have applied to movies that involved Marvel Studios and Kevin Feige. The offer reportedly sat for “half a year” before Disney offered the 50/50 deal, and then Disney called the whole thing off.
This is a lot different from that 50/50 deal we heard was the offer that kicked off this whole mess. If this new report is correct, then it sounds like Disney was trying to lock down Sony early on, but Sony was too busy waiting out the entire thing to see how low they can go.
As someone who has largely been in support of Sony up until now, this is doing a lot of shift the tide of perspective in favor of Disney for me. But what about you? Let us know your thoughts down below!
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