Last night, news broke that among the sea of leaked Sony Pictures emails obtained and released by hackers over the last few days were communications between Marvel Studios and Sony Pictures over the possibility of bringing New York’s famed webslinger to the Marvel Cinematic Universe. However, talks eventually broke down and Sony ended up going back to the drawing board with the character, a drawing board that apparently includes a potential animated film from the 22 Jump Street duo, Phil Lord and Christopher Miller. But, a new report from Latino-Review seems to indicate things have swung back in fans’ favor.
Here’s the condensed version: following lengthy negotiations that eventually concluded with Sony walking away from what would have been a “co-production deal where Marvel and Sony would split future Spider-Man film costs 60/40 (Marvel paying the larger part) while MARVEL retained control of the Spider-Man creative property with the potential to have him cross-over into Marvel’s Phase films, like an appearance in Captain America: Civil War.” Well, it turns out not everyone at the overall Sony corporation is thrilled to hear about this news.
The report explains Sony Japan has apparently stepped in to get its subsidiary back at the negotiating table with Marvel. The reason? Quality. Latino-Review’s reporter, Da7e, indicates Sony isn’t happy with the current state of the Spider-Man franchise, and it views a partnership with Marvel as the best way to bring the series back to its Sam Raimi glory. “Sony Entertainment’s October hard-line stance of wanting creative control is now mostly moot in the eyes of the higher-ups,” said Da7e.
And with that, it appears Spider-Man’s chances of a Marvel reunion with all his Avengers buddies just got a second wind. However, as we’ve learned time and time again from Hollywood, nothing’s official until it’s official, and even then it’s no guarantee.
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