This deal just keeps getting better all the time. Disney has deep pockets, you’d think that Sony would ask the rival studio to pony up some cash to regain the rights to Spider-Man. Well, if you’re already thinking of a number in the billions, you might want to take it down all the way to zero.
Hours after it was announced that Disney would be “sharing” Spider-Man with Sony, details about the deal are being revealed. First up came info regarding when Spidey might make his Marvel debut, whether Andrew Garfield will still be playing the role of Spider-Man, and if the Sinister Six movie was still on or not.
Now new details have arrived, this time revealing some of the financial details of the deal and the status of The Amazing Spider-Man 3 and other spinoffs like Venom. More on all of this after the jump.
Last night the comic book world experienced a shake up when it was confirmed that Marvel and Sony made a deal to shareSpider-Man. Marvel will not have full rights to the character, as Sony still retains the marketing and final creative control. However, studio head Kevin Feige will co-produce alongside Amy Pascal.
News of a “new Spider-Man” being introduced brought up a couple of questions about the current Spider-Man. The current franchise reboot, The Amazing Spider-Man, has already had two films and launched potential spinoffs. The press release used the word “new” meaning that everything we have come to know about The Amazing Spider-Man and its potential spinoffs are moot.
But a new report suggests otherwise, and that some things are changing while others will remain the same. Hit the jump to find out more.
The moment that every Marvel fan has been waiting for has finally arrived. Sony Pictures and Disney have just inked a deal that will allow Spider-Man (a Sony Pictures property) to play in the Marvel sandbox with fellow heroes like Iron Man, Captain America, Thor, Hulk, and more with the Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU).
If your movie dream is to see a single movie that features all of the comic book movies of last year together as one—which is probably no one, because that doesn’t make very much sense—this trailer is the closest you’ll get.
A French graphic designer and editor by the name of MichaÃ«l Deleau cut together a two-minute trailer that fuses together the many comic book movies of 2014, including Guardians of the Galaxy, Sin City: A Dame to Kill For, Captain America: The Winter Soldier, X-Men: Days of Future Past, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, 300: Rise of an Empire, and The Amazing Spider-Man 2.
Basically it’s a trailer for the summer movie season, and you can check it out below.
As expected, we are learning more about Sony’s plans to share Spider-Man with Marvel since news of the studio’s e-mail hacking scandal broke in late November. With The Amazing Spider-Man 2 underperforming at the box office, and Sinister Six and Venom spinoff films showing no signs of development, the once lucrative franchise was beginning to look more like a lost cause. So would make sense for Sony to share the character with Marvel. It’s definitely a move that would benefit both studios. But as we all know, there was a fallout, and any plans to share the webslinger never came to be.
However, had those talks ended successfully, we would have seen Spider-Man make his big Marvel Cinematic Universe debut in Captain America: Civil War. But we wouldn’t see the current Spider-Man, played by Andrew Garfield, in the sequel. According to reports, this would be a different actor playing Spider-Man, who is already an established character in the MCU. Hit the jump for more.