Although Joker is perhaps the biggest part of the spotlight right now when it comes to comic book movies, and fans are still browsing every frame of Avengers: Endgames, the Internet is still very strong from the Sony and Disney division last month, which means they will no longer work with Spider-Man, so the web-head is actually out of the MCU. Spider-man may be able to swing between skyscrapers, but his most important power might be to stay fixed. It is after a new agreement between Sony and Walt Disney that allows the superhero character to remain in the Marvel universe of movies. After the short resolution, Sony Pictures and Marvel found a way to get back together in the Spider-Man sector. The two sides reportedly agreed on Thursday night, with the direct participation of Tom Rothman, CEO of Sony Pictures, Figue and Walt Disney Studios, Alan Horn and Alan Bergman. The new agreement provides that Marvel will be involved in 25% of production (and 25% of profits) in exchange for Feige`s presence. Disney reserves ownership of the rights to license and publish on the character. As things stand, two more spider-man films are expected to be screened in The Lead Roles, with Tom Holland rehearsing the role and Jon Watts as director. If one or both of these films were to move forward, it is not clear what this means for the MCU. There is always a chance for Marvel and Sony to settle their differences and reach a new agreement, but for now, it`s the end of an era. For a long time, Spider-Man fans wanted the character to interact with other Marvel heroes, as he does in the comics.
And that`s what they got for a little over three years in five films. It is said that these shakers boil down to money, like so many things in Hollywood. Disney seems to want a 50/50 co-financing agreement for the MCU Spider-Man movies, a significant increase from the current arrangement, where Marvel received 5% of the first gross dollar. There have been discussions that this new agreement should be extended to other non-MCU Spider-Man movies under development, but Sony immediately withdrew this offer and wanted to keep things the same. Disney turned down this counter-offer. www.barrons.com/articles/sony-and-disney-agree-to-keep-spider-man-in-marvel-movies-51569606462 Friday, the two companies announced together that Marvel Studios and its president Kevin Feige will produce the third film in the “Spider-Man: Homecoming” series. Tom Holland will once again play his role as hero of the title. The rumor mill cried out again this week with indications that the two companies were about to make a new deal.
It was a real visceral feeling for Spidey fans, with a lot of feelings that Tom Holland was the best live action incarnation of Peter Parker. But in some rather shocking news, Deadline now reports that both parties have embraced and made up, and today reaches a new agreement that brings Spider-Man back to the MCU. The deal resolves an earlier impasse in which Marvel sought a better offer than the 5% of the first dollar cash it obtained under Marvel`s long-standing licensing agreement with Sony in the late 1990s, when the company was financially on its back. Marvel/Disney claimed to have a 50/50 split in production costs and profits, not a figure Sony was willing to live with. With “Spider-Man: Homecoming” of 2017, the studio was able to win back the creative mojo of the first series. He also got a boost by getting the Dutch web-madmen into the Avengers movies, with Spidey becoming a key member of the super team. Sony said it was pleased that a deal was reached by Marvel authorized the rights to Spider-Man to Sony for nearly two decades, a deal they had reached before Disney acquired $4 billion from the comic book company in 2009. Sony got critical and financial applause with the first round of Spider-Man movies, directed by Sam Raimi and Tobey Maguire with tobey Maguire.