Spider-Man: Homeless

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Spider-Man: Homeless

Ian Dahl, Contributor

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Spider-Man is in an interesting spot with Marvel. After a recent dispute between Sony Pictures and Disney, Sony will not be allowing Marvel Studios to produce any future Spider-Man movies in the Marvel Cinematic Universe. The conflict came from Disney desiring to receive a greater share of future Spider-Man movie revenue, around 30% to 50% from the original 5%, which didn’t sit well with Sony, the original owner of the movie licensing rights to Spider-Man.

Many fans of the Marvel Spider-Man movies are not pleased with the outcome of the deal, since it seems that there will not be any future Marvel Spider-Man movies. This is not the end for the future of Spider-Man films, however. Sony is optimistic for the future of Spider-Man and believes that, with the foundation of Spider-Man Homecoming and Spider-Man Far From Home, they are able to continue the franchise, even without Marvel’s help. Even Tom Holland, the actor for Spider-Man in the Marvel movies, is hopeful for the future of the series, “The future for Spider-Man will be different, but it will be equally as awesome and amazing, and we’ll find new ways to make it even cooler.”

I believe the future for Spider-Man is in a good spot right now. While it is surprising for Disney and Marvel to lose the filming rights to Spider-Man so soon after the release of Spider-Man Far From Home (which was a major success in the theaters) I don’t doubt the capabilities of Sony. Sony has made great Spider-Man movies before (like Into the Spiderverse) showing that they are able to make a great film for the Spider-Man franchise. Even if the new Spider-Man movies are disappointing and mediocre, the deal between Marvel and Sony could return if the fan outcry is enough; although this is unlikely to happen since I believe  Sony is going to try in their best efforts to make a good Spider-Man film. Joan Lee, the daughter of Stan Lee who was the co-creator of Spider, says this about the situation, “Whether it’s Sony or someone else’s, the continued evolution of Stan’s characters and his legacy deserves multiple points of view.” I’m optimistic for the future of Spider-Man, Sony is clearly capable to make a fantastic Spider-Man film and I hope they give Spider-Man the new viewpoint he deserves. I believe Sony has the potential to continue the legacy without the help from Marvel and Disney.

 

Sources:

https://www.cbr.com/sony-kills-spider-man-deal-with-marvel/

https://whatculture.com/film/spider-man-homeless-whats-next-for-tom-hollands-peter-parker?

https://www.foxnews.com/entertainment/tom-holland-spider-man-marvel-sony-split

https://boundingintocomics.com/2019/08/26/opinion-sony-isnt-the-bad-guy-in-the-big-split-with-disney-and-marvel-studios/

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