Disney-Sony Spider-Man Deal on Hold Apple Buy Sony:
Spider-Man went back to Sony as their deal with Disney to put Spider-Man into the MCU fell harder than Black Widow fell on Vormir. Disney asked Sony to have a 25-50% co-financing stake in the next Spider-Man movies and Sony replied with a big no. Honestly, both of these studios were right on their part. Ultimately it is about business and money. Sony wants more money from its biggest property, and Disney wants to utilize Kevin Feige’s time in a way that becomes beneficial for them. So, the fallout was inevitable.
But, we recently came across a news update that suggested Sony making a counteroffer to Disney. According to the new deal, Disney would have a 30% stake in the Spider-Man movies, and they’d have to involve Venom into the MCU. Well, this is a pretty cool deal, and almost what us fans wanted to hear. So, we don’t really know whether this deal has legitimately been made or not because this update came right after Sony’s Chairman made his bold statement.
Here’s what Sony Chairman and CEO Tony Vinciquerra had to say about handling Spider-Man without the MCU:
“For the moment the door is closed. We had a great run on the Spider-Man movies. We tried to see if there’s a way to work it out… the Marvel people are terrific people, we have great respect for them, but on the other hand we have some pretty terrific people of our own. Kevin Feige didn’t do all the work.
Spider-Man was fine before the event movies, did better with the event movies, and now that we have our own universe, he will play off the other characters as well. I think we’re pretty capable of doing what we have to do here.”
Keeping this in mind, we don’t know whether the talks behind the scenes are on or not. But, there’s a new tweet from Lords of the Long Box which states that Disney is just waiting until a major company like Apple, Netflix or even Amazon ends up buying Sony. All three of these companies do run their own Streaming services, and Sony’s properties would be beneficial for them. But the good thing about Spider-Man is that if anyone buys Sony Pictures, Spider-Man will automatically revert back to Marvel Studios. That means Disney could then fully own Spider-Man, and Marvel could effectively use him anywhere without following Sony’s weird roles.
Right after the news broke out that Disney was going to acquire Fox, we heard a few chirps stating that Sony may also be bought. Disney obviously won’t by Sony as they currently have a whole lot on their plate. They are figuring out what to do with the Fox properties. Then they also have Disney+, Hulu and other networks like FX. Also, the fact that they spent a sizable amount to buy Fox just now, they won’t be interested in Sony. And, they’d probably not be allowed to buy Sony either since they’d have a major monopoly in the industry then.
It would be so awesome if someone buys Sony and Disney gets a full house of Marvel, except a few movie rights of Hulk and a couple of other characters. Spider-Man coming back to Marvel would be a huge deal, and the world wants that to happen. Spider-Man just made a $Billion because of Marvel’s branding. He is one character that can continue for 20 more years because of Tom Holland and even Peter Parker’s age factor within the MCU. Sony, Marvel & Kevin Feige would definitely want him back.
Marvel’s future is huge and there’s a lot that could happen. Black Widow is going to kick off the future slate on May 1. Here’s how the rest of the Phase 4 slate looks like – The Falcon and The Winter Soldier in Fall 2020, The Eternals on November 6, 2020, Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings on February 12, 2021, WandaVision in Spring 2021, Loki in Spring 2021, Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness on May 7, 2021, What If? In Summer 2021, Hawkeye in Fall 2021, and Thor: Love and Thunder on November 5, 2021. Following these are Ms. Marvel, Moon Knight and She-Hulk. We bet that Harrington will play Moon Knight! Black Panther 2 has been scheduled for May 6, 2022.