|The Fury said:
I take Sony also own the rights for spiderman video games?
No, they apparently asked Marvel if they could make Spider-man (and it exclusive) because of the film deal as since Activision Marvel contract ended, there seemingly was no Marvel games made at all (for consoles) outside of MvC and Lego games really.
I think Marvel will now be dealing in singular contracts for games, not just 1 publisher like the past. Which is why we are getting the Avenger's game from SquEnix, why we'll most likely see a Spider-man sequel on PS5 and hopefully they will expand their games market to include other things, maybe a fighter or something (would love to see a Marvel fighter made by Tekken team).
I don't believe we know who asked who. But we do know that it wasn't a question of Spider-Man originally,but any Marvel character.
The jist of the story as we know it is that a Sony exec was down at Insomniac one day, and asked Insomniac's CEO Ted Price if they would want to make a Marvel game. Price's reaction was "fairly neutral" as the studio had built a following on the back of original properties, he "hadn't really considered working on someone else's IP."
Once he relayed this idea to their developers though, they showed great enthusiasm at the possibility. ‘Are you crazy? Of course we’re going to work on a Marvel game!'
Marvel wasn't interested in having Insomniac work around a movie or comic tie-in either, they wanted Insomniac to create their own version of a character, and Marvel was willing to let the developer take their pick. "[Marvel said] 'Look, we've got a lot of characters. Pick a character that you guys think works for you, and then we'd love to hear your take on it.'"
No, the deal is over. The deal was for five MCU-connected films, which he has now been in - Civil War, Homecoming, Infinity War, Endgame and Far From Home. The deal was always set to be renegotiated after Far From Home. That doesn't mean Disney couldn't have reeled in their greed a bit and keep this lucrative partnership going, but they're doing a power play since they feel they can do whatever they want. If not for Venom's surprisingly high box office yield, Sony probably would have caved too, honestly.
I read that there was a clause for an additional Spider-Man film in the MCU if Far From Home grossed over 1B. And it did.