Anticipation is sky high for this summer’s SpiderMan: Homecoming , but the film is almost as interesting behind the scenes as it is in front of the camera. It’s the result of painstaking talks and negotiations between Marvel Studios’ Kevin Feige and producer/former Sony head Amy Pascal, and it encapsulates three separate studios coming together to make one movie. Sony Pictures finances and distributes, while Marvel Studios (owned by Disney ) takes the creative lead and gets to use Tom Holland’s Spiderman in specific Marvel Cinematic Universe movies like Captain America: Civil War and Avengers: Infinity War.
Speaking with CosmicBookNews at CinemaCon , Pascal seemed to imply that the current agreement between Sony , Marvel, and Disney runs out after SpiderMan: Homecoming 2, and at that point Sony could choose to keep Spidey to itself.
“ One of the things that I think is so amazing about this experience is that you don’t have studios deciding to work together to make a film very often . In fact it may never happen again , after we do the sequel. Because Sony , and Disney , and Marvel all decided that the right thing to do was to allow Peter Parker and Spider- Man to be in the MCU and to work with the Marvel guys and have them produce this film . And I think that was a very rare thing for three companies to do , and a very brilliant thing for them to decide to do because there are only so many stories that you can tell again and again and again about Spidey , and this is something that we would have never been able to do in any other way. So it was a very selfless thing that very smart on the part of all the companies . ”
This deal between Sony and Marvel/Disney was something of Pascal’s legacy, as she finalized it just before she exited Sony as studio head following the infamous email hack. She remains a producer on most of the studio’s Spider- Man projects, but what she’s basically saying here is that once this contract runs out, it’s not up to her whether it continues or not.
[Source : Collider]