Happy Tuesday heroes, we have some bad news when it comes to Marvel Studios and their future involvement with the current Spider-Man films. Due to the fact that Disney and Sony Pictures cannot agree on new terms. To quote some information from the Deadline article that broke this bit of news earlier today.
“There is a lot of webbing here, but it all comes down to money, and it’s easy to understand why both sides refused to give ground. Disney asked that future Spider-Man films be a 50/50 co-financing arrangement between the studios, and there were discussions that this might extend to other films in the Spider-Man universe. Sony turned that offer down flat, and I don’t believe they even came back to the table to figure out a compromise. Led by Tom Rothman and Tony Vinciquerra, Sony just simply didn’t want to share its biggest franchise. Sony proposed keeping the arrangement going under the current terms where Marvel receives in the range of 5% of first dollar gross, sources said. Disney refused.”
As someone who has a degree in business, I can understand both sides. I mean from Sony’s point of view, they do not want to give Marvel anymore money as it is their property. Whereas Disney/ Marvel with their involvement has given Sony Pictures their best Spider-Man films to date, withstanding Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse of course but that is another topic. I guess we are going to be into something interesting when it comes to the last two films of the current Spider-Man movies. I am guessing story-wise we will not have Happy Hogan or any mention of the MCU depending on how they go about these upcoming films. I am definitely interested in seeing what Sony will do now, that they have to handle the Spider-Man world without any other heroes being involved in it once more. Do they go back into crossing over with Tom Hardy’s Venom film, or try something else and see if it sticks. Anyways, I am Ben and I’m out of here!