Sony Breaks Silence On Spider-Man Split With Marvel

Shots have been fired… or maybe, webs have been slung?
Marvel fans had their worst fears realized on August 20th, when it came to light that Disney and Sony couldn't come to an agreement to keep Spider-Man in the Marvel Cinematic Universe in upcoming releases. After Sony-produced films like 2007's Spider-Man 3 and 2014's The Amazing Spider-Man 2 failed to truly capture the essence of the web-slinger, and in light of just how popular and successful Spider-Man has been in the MCU, fans have been quick to denounce the decision. Once the story went public, Sony wasted little time in issuing its response and - surprise, surprise - they are placing the blame on Disney.
The spokesperson stated:
"We are disappointed, but respect Disney's decision not to have him continue as a lead producer of our next live-action Spider-Man film. We hope this might change in the future, but understand that the many new responsibilities that Disney has given him - including all their newly added Marvel properties - do not allow time for him to work on IP they do not own."
Apparently, the fallout between the two companies came after Disney suggested it deserved more of the profit from future Spider-Man movies, requesting the standing five percent day-one box office cut to be increased to a 50 percent co-financing stake in the franchise. Obviously, Sony turned that down, wanting the current deal - in which Disney also receives all merchandising revenue - to continue instead.
To be fair to Sony, Feige does seem to have more on his plate than ever before. With the Mouse House launching its streaming platform Disney+ at the end of the year, the head of Marvel Studios is hard at work making sure the numerous superhero offerings that are coming to the platform are up to snuff - not to mention ensuring the success of the various Phase 4 films that are in the works as well.
And with the surprisingly massive box office of Venom and the critical and commercial success of Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse, Sony is in a much stronger place with its comic book franchise than it was back when the original deal was struck with Disney in 2015. Sony has had the film rights to Spider-Man since 1999, back when Marvel Comics was doing its best to recover from bankruptcy and resorted to licensing many of its most popular characters to film studios just to stay afloat. Times have changed for both companies, and Sony is evidently standing its ground in a major way.
For his part, Tom Holland - who has played Marvel's wall-crawler in five films since first appearing in 2016's Captain America: Civil War - is contracted to appear as Spider-Man in two more standalone movies for Sony. Of course, Spider-Man solo pictures are not the only thing Sony Pictures has going on right now, as the studio is looking to create its own successful franchise of Marvel-based films after Venom did gangbusters at the box office. Previously announced films that are in pre-production at the studio include an Andy Serkis-directed Venom sequel and a pic starring Jared Leto as classic Marvel antihero Morbius the Living Vampire.
The studio also hasn't been shy about other possible projects to expand its Spider-Man universe. In an interview with Vanity Fair in late 2018, then-series producer Amy Pascal mentioned that Sony was interested in reviving the previously shelved Sinister Six film based on the iconic group of Spider-Man villains.
In light of all this news, many questions remain. Can Holland's Peter Parker leave one cinematic universe merely to join another? Are fans of the MCU ready and willing to support Spider-Man outside of Feige's steady and knowledgeable hands? The last truly successful non-animated Spider-Man film Sony produced came over 15 years ago with Sam Raimi's iconic 2004 picture Spider-Man 2.
That's an eternity in Hollywood time, but it's possible that time has given Sony perspective and that the studio could put together a team that creates a remarkable piece of filmmaking that blows the box office apart. One thing's for sure: given that superhero films are largely a surefire box office draw in Tinseltown, Spider-Man leaving the MCU is a major shift with billion-dollar implications.
It doesn't look like either studio is going to budge on this decision, unfortunately, so fans are going to have to get used to a reality where Peter Parker isn't carrying on the legacy of Tony Stark after all.
#SpiderMan #Sony #Marvel




  • Whats up dickwad

    StreetArtilleryStreetArtillery13 дзён таму
  • What exactly deems Spider-man 2 to be more “truly succesful” than Spider-man 3??? Spider-man 3 worldwide made over $40m more than Your Spider-man 2............ I’ll be waiting for your figures

    Carmine BokeschCarmine BokeschМесяц таму
  • It's just a damn shame Spider-Man's legacy is getting all FV(ked up!!!!

    iam texiam texМесяц таму
  • Yup, Sony invests in the production, actors and visuals while Disney gets 100% of the merchandise products and 5% of the profit cut. What else do you want Disney?

    AuazzAuazzМесяц таму
  • I think they should more of a fight up because the marvel universe without Spider-Man just won't feel the same and Sony already failed twice when it came to Spider-Man can they decide to calling it quits or at least coming up with a different agreement with marvel

    paige manuelpaige manuel2 месяцы таму
  • I love how everyone always focuses on the Spiderman 3 or Amazing Spiderman 2 completely ignoring that Spiderman 2 is still the best solo Spiderman movie. Spiderman 1 was great, Amazing Spiderman 1 was great too & Into the Spiderverse got a damn Oscar. Sony has made like 4 or 5 billion on Spiderman movies by themselves over the course of having the character. They really didn't need Marvel or the new Iron Man Jr movies that everyone is so crazy about.

    Nathaniel ClarkNathaniel Clark3 месяцы таму
  • Hope Sony go's back to what spider-man should be like how they did with spiderman 2 they could do a new Spider-Man I'm looking at Spider-Man 2099 movie.

    Michael GarciaMichael Garcia4 месяцы таму
  • I do not want to see Uncle Ben die again like come on

    Chris WhitemanChris Whiteman4 месяцы таму
  • In Later News: spiderman is back.😁😁😁

    Chisa DickersonChisa Dickerson4 месяцы таму
  • Please someone explain it for me from the start

    May ModMay Mod5 месяцаў таму
  • Marvel let us down by going bankrupt in the 1990s

    BabyJayBabyJay5 месяцаў таму
  • Yayyy no more spider man for mcu n Disney

    arthurarthur5 месяцаў таму
  • Thanks sony ill switch to xbox now;)

    Glitchy DannyGlitchy Danny5 месяцаў таму
  • niche: god is dead Disney: spider-man is dead

    Georgey BoyGeorgey Boy5 месяцаў таму
  • So Iron man, captain america, Black widow, vision is gone, thor have retired. Spiderman not part of MCU 🤔. That's just killing all that mattered for fans

    Sahil GuptaSahil Gupta5 месяцаў таму
  • I can't even watch Far from home now. And I refuse to watch whatever crap sony wants to push, I still won't even watch spiderverse. Sorry sony but you don't do Spiderman any justice and I'm sick of being burned.

    Tom RootTom Root5 месяцаў таму

    football skills and goalsfootball skills and goals5 месяцаў таму
  • Loki:The sun will shine on us again MCU

    awesome eawesome e5 месяцаў таму
  • Disney is like EA ruining everything with their Greed

    jay22jay225 месяцаў таму
  • Universal comes for the hulk

    akabrock 6952akabrock 69525 месяцаў таму
  • Awesome! Now Sony’s going to create entirely new Spider Man movies with extremely confusing timelines, and spider man’s not gonna be in the MCU anymore! Jesus Christ Sony and Disney, get a freakin hold of yourselves and stop being such idiots when it comes to money. I guess they’ve both never even tried of what fans have to say about this. Goddamn it

    Blaze ProductionsBlaze Productions5 месяцаў таму

    Joseph Dela CruzJoseph Dela Cruz5 месяцаў таму
  • Basically marvel is fucked when it comes to spiderman.

    Apurva NayakApurva Nayak5 месяцаў таму
  • I dont understand, isn’t tom Holland gonna play Peter parker anymore?? Is there even gonna be a new spider man movie

    ImASmileyFacexxImASmileyFacexx5 месяцаў таму
  • Sony is just going to fuck this up again, they don't know how to produce Good comic book movies

    Mister SinisterMister Sinister5 месяцаў таму
  • Sony : I'm gonna take spider-man back Stan Lee : Don't make me come down there you punk

    Dzil IkramDzil Ikram5 месяцаў таму
  • You know spiderman 3 made 900 million dollars right? Combine the home video sales your at 1 billion, but yea total failure.

    chrisw443chrisw4435 месяцаў таму
    • Pretty sure they were talking critically. As in the reviews of the movie. Spiderman 3 was a bad movie that made money just like Venom

      AdrianAdrian5 месяцаў таму
  • Sony(and Fox) should be banned from making any type of super hero movie. I’m personally done with Sony. No more Vue, PS Plus, and I’ve got an XBR900E for sale along with an overpriced mirrorless camera setup. Thanks for sh-ting on my childhood Sony!

    Brett KowalewskiBrett Kowalewski5 месяцаў таму
  • Sony better

    IvanGames101IvanGames1015 месяцаў таму
  • poor tom after all the dam reboots we finally had a spiderman film! that we all loved and now your gonna do this??? wow... I FUCKING HATE THIS GREEDY CORPORATIONS. I am never watching another movie from them again. And I always! go with all my friends and buy tickets to the fan events... you guys are fucking up my childhood

    Richard HernandezRichard Hernandez5 месяцаў таму
  • The people blaming Disney are being ridiculous. Sony has Spiderman’s rights indefinitely as long as they make some completely shit spiderman movie every 5 years (i.e. garfield), and putting him into the mcu made sony an INSANE amount of money. Disney asked for 25%, not 50, but Sony, being a bunch of greedy assholes, decided to literally ignore disney, which made disney come back with the 50% offer. Sony is being fucking pathetic about this. Honestly, who the fuck is going to watch anything coming out of the spiderverse craptastrophe after they pull this bullshit? Not me, that’s for damn sure.

    DunkSauceRecordsDunkSauceRecords5 месяцаў таму
  • Sony found out MCU/Disney was going to get LaShawna Lynch to play Spiderman.

    bizkitgtobizkitgto5 месяцаў таму
  • Couldn't disney take 0% and then release another live action remake for easy money?

    Albus Percival Wulfric Brian DumbledoreAlbus Percival Wulfric Brian Dumbledore5 месяцаў таму
  • lol.. disney has ruined so many properties they bought.. case in point: star wars.

    wantafanta01wantafanta015 месяцаў таму
  • every marvel fan knows that Stan Lee's favorite super hero was Spider Man, it was his greatest creation, how could they let this happen

    Santana ValdillezSantana Valdillez5 месяцаў таму
  • Kevin *Faye-gee*

    PiebitsPiebits5 месяцаў таму
  • Leave Spiderman to the company that created Spiderman. Go away Sony you just ruin everything.

    shperaxshperax5 месяцаў таму
  • Lame thats what that is. They want there pockets full now

    VanWilder 1182VanWilder 11825 месяцаў таму
  • Wtf spider man been in marvel for years

    Lil CobraVevoLil CobraVevo5 месяцаў таму
  • I just want spider verse 2

    *MrBeast9000**MrBeast9000*6 месяцаў таму
  • Im tired if this bruh. I know the entire phase 4 timeline is fucked up

    Shamon R. GastonShamon R. Gaston6 месяцаў таму
  • Frankly, these new Spiderman movies were safe and lazy. more like Iron Man's sidekick spinoffs. I'm glad that Spiderman is no longer in such play it safe, highschool musical vibed hands.

    Elizabeth BennetElizabeth Bennet6 месяцаў таму
  • No doubt it's Sony's fault. "Far from Home" made it clear what the plans were for the character from Disney's side. I don't even know how Sony plans to make the next Spiderman movie, with the same actor, but in a totally different universe, without even mentioning any of Disney's IP. There's simply no way to do that correctly.

    NorfindelNorfindel6 месяцаў таму

    Jim MooneyJim Mooney6 месяцаў таму
  • how can anybody like this video it made me cry

    stankoosstankoos6 месяцаў таму
  • 0:17 I’m sorry what?

    Suit guySuit guy6 месяцаў таму
  • I predict Disney buying Sony

    Spoopy DoopeySpoopy Doopey6 месяцаў таму

      Yoshi Gozilla DinosaureYoshi Gozilla Dinosaure6 месяцаў таму
  • Peter: I don't feel so good.... Marvel: Neither do I *Both have slowly disintegrated :(

    Indra HidajatIndra Hidajat6 месяцаў таму
  • I think we all know how Disney works....

    Wheelman 123Wheelman 1236 месяцаў таму
  • Disney should just buy sony

    GameKnighty BoiGameKnighty Boi6 месяцаў таму
  • Damn it, Damn it! I've dreamed of a Marvel world, Spiderman, X-Men, Fantastic Four, The Avengers, Guardians and all of those other big Marvel characters like Venom, Deadpool, Punisher..etc. Can coexist. But One Again the almighty greed of the Studios have made sure this will not ever happen. As of Phase 4, There really isn't shit to look forward too!

    acr500rideracr500rider6 месяцаў таму
  • Too bad money and egos got in the way of spiderman's continuation in the Marvel Universe. :P See what greed does?

    Jerome DechantJerome Dechant6 месяцаў таму
  • After the end of "far from home" marvel should just have TH's spiderman go under superhero witness protection program and he'll become night monkey and they can't say spideman or Peter Parker

    Rich MutoRich Muto6 месяцаў таму
  • It's easy, Sony will throw MCU Spiderman into the Raimi-verse where he'll meet Tobey's Spidey. Little did he know, Andrew Garfiled and Nicholas Hammond were thrown into that universe as well. Spiderverse everyone! In the end everyone will return to their own universe but Tom's Spidey was sent again to a different universe, the Venom Hardy Verse. He will live there for the rest of his life will never return to the MCU again (Unless Disney purchase Sony altogether). Wouldn't it be cool if that happened?

    Xarius Jarry QuiambaoXarius Jarry Quiambao6 месяцаў таму
  • It's simple why the talks broke down, money. Disney wanted to change the deal to a fifty fifty split from what they had previously agreed based on the latest movies phenomenal success. Disney is all about the business and the business is about making money. Can you blame Sony for turning down that offer? This has nothing to do with Kevin Feige's workload and all about them seeing if they could grab a bigger slice of the pie.

    Jan DomagalaJan Domagala6 месяцаў таму
  • SpiderMan - Homeless

    LikeyLikey6 месяцаў таму
  • Who cares!

    thαílαnd pαrαdísєthαílαnd pαrαdísє6 месяцаў таму
  • Guess want watch Spider-Man movies anymore.

    mathiasmorqubusmathiasmorqubus6 месяцаў таму
  • This is good. now sony can save spiderman from feige, who is cutton every male super heroes ball off...... Go sony save spiderman

    mari gonzalezmari gonzalez6 месяцаў таму
  • Spider-Man 3: not coming home

    J3 EscobedoJ3 Escobedo6 месяцаў таму