Sony and Disney Executives Want To Keep Spider-Man In the MCU
Last year, Spider-Man was almost pulled out of the Marvel Cinematic Universe. But, eventually, Sony and Disney managed to reach a deal for a new MCU Spider-Man movie coming in 2021 and other potential tie-ins. However, it sounds like the studios aren’t eager for another Spider-Man divorce.
During The Hollywood Reporter’s recent studio executive discussion, Sony Pictures Chairman Tom Rothman and Disney Chief Creative Officer Alan Horn discussed how everything managed to come to terms over Spider-Man.
“The fanbase, which is important to all of us, seemed to really respond to what Tom [Rothman] and his folks had done before with our people, and they like it,” explained Horn. “They like the fact that the MCU and Kevin Feige were involved and we heard feedback out there that suggested joining forces once again was probably really a good idea.”
“I think this was a classic win, win, win,” added Rothman. “I think it was a win for Sony, I think it was a win for Disney, and I think it was a win for the fans.”
Now the real question is what happens next. Tom Holland’s Peter Parker/Spider-Man will also appear in another MCU film down the road. But outside of that, another extension would need to be put in place. Regardless, Rothman said he is hopeful the two sides can reach an agreement.
Marvel and Sony’s last two Spider-Man films were very successful at the box office. Last year, Spider-Man: Far From Home managed to clear the $1 billion mark worldwide. Sony, Disney, and Marvel will likely hope for another standout performance by the next Spider-Man movie.
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