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After briefly breaking up, Sony Pictures and Marvel have found a way to get back in the Spider-Man business together.

On Friday, the two companies jointly announced that Marvel Studios and its president, Kevin Feige, will produce the third film in the “Spider-Man: Homecoming” series. It will once again feature Tom Holland reprising his role as the titular hero. The rumor mill roared back to life this week with hints that the two companies were close to brokering a new agreement.

Over the summer, news broke that the Disney, Marvel’s parent company, and Sony had reached an impasse over a new financing deal. Disney wanted the film to be financed on a 50/50 basis, with Feige remaining in a consulting producer capacity. Sony is believed to have proposed keeping the arrangement under the current terms, which stipulate that Marvel receives about 5% of first-dollar gross and all merchandising revenues.

The new deal was signed late on Thursday night. Negotiations involved top players from both studios, including Sony Pictures chief Tom Rothman, Feige and Walt Disney Studios head Alan Horn. In exchange for lending Feige’s producing prowess, Marvel and Disney will receive roughly 25% of the profits, according to insiders. Disney will retain its merchandising rights. As part of the arrangement, Spider-Man will also appear in one future Marvel Studios film.

“I am thrilled that Spidey’s journey in the MCU will continue, and I and all of us at Marvel Studios are very excited that we get to keep working on it,” Feige said in a statement. “Spider-Man is a powerful icon and hero whose story crosses all ages and audiences around the globe. He also happens to be the only hero with the superpower to cross cinematic universes, so as Sony continues to develop their own Spidey-verse you never know what surprises the future might hold.”

https://variety.com/2019/film/news/sony-marvel-tom-holland-spider-man-1203351489/

Last edited by walterbates - on 27 September 2019

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Well, this was predictable wasnt it? Its just a traditional negotiation that filtered out to the public scrutiny and that made it a mess. That 50/50 deal was just the first - obviously way out of proportion - offer, but it was bound to eventually fall in the 25/75 area since the begining. Both have much to lose if it didnt worked out.



Probably a good decission, although I doubt Sony is happy with it. Good chance they will end Spidey is involvement in the MCU after this agreement is over. Disney probably isn't too thrilled about this either. Since while this deal undoubtly will make Disney is profits bigger, it will probably not be enough.



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I hope that the rumour about them making spiderman captain marvels bitch was just a rumour, i watched spiderman far from home a week ago and marvel is doing everything they can to make tom holllan spiderman useless outside of mcu, its clear as day. its like they are sabotaging him to try to buy it from sony but sony will never let that cash cow leave xD



 

Cool. Now hopefully we get to see the followup to Far From Home's ending (and more of you-know-who).

With negotiations settling we'll also hopefully get another Insomniac Spider-man. I really wanna play as Miles Morales.



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So Disney gets a chunk of the profits of the next movie, merchandising rights PLUS Spider-man gets to appear in future Marvel movies with none of that money going to Sony?

I mean, it seems to me to be a completely shitty deal for Sony. But I'm no business expert so whatever.



ClassicGamingWizzz said:
I hope that the rumour about them making spiderman captain marvels bitch was just a rumour, i watched spiderman far from home a week ago and marvel is doing everything they can to make tom holllan spiderman useless outside of mcu, its clear as day. its like they are sabotaging him to try to buy it from sony but sony will never let that cash cow leave xD

Where did you hear that from (bolded)?



Good.



The things we worry about in a first world country...

Last edited by LivingMetal - on 27 September 2019

I heard some peeps saying that part of the deal was Tom Holland's Spidey rights to be in Sony's own spiderman movies (Venom, etc ...)

Which means at least that he wouldn't tied down to simply the MCU anymore



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