It Looks Like Sony and Marvel Will Be Working Together on Other SPIDER-MAN Properties
Marvel Studios and Sony Pictures seem to be working really well together and enjoying each other’s company as they’ve been developing Spider-Man: Homecoming with director Jon Watts, and it sounds like they plan on taking their relationship to the next level.
These two companies are obviously in it for the long haul, and in a recent interview with THR, Sony Pictures chairman Tom Rothman indicated that the two companies are looking to branch out into a whole Spider-Man universe together. Sony is definitely taking advantage of Marvel’s creativity. Here’s part of the interview that digs into the relationships between the two studios:
Since you teamed with Marvel, do you plan to make a whole Spider-Man universe? Do you have plans for more work with Marvel?
“Yes to both those questions. It’s been fantastic, our relationship with Marvel.”
Who has greenlight authority?
“Sony has the ultimate authority. But we have deferred the creative lead to Marvel, because they know what they’re doing. We start shooting the new Spider-Man in Atlanta [in mid-June].”
Do you want to trim the costs of that franchise?
“I don’t want to trim costs. I want to make money. And sometimes you make money by trimming costs and sometimes by investing in things that are profitable. A movie like Spider-Man by Marvel, that’s not inexpensive. But it’s a great investment. Knowing that Marvel has such a clear, creative vision, I sleep very well at night.”
Before Sony and Marvel teamed up on Spider-Man, Sony was looking at branching out into a universe that would focus on the villains of Spider-Man like the Sinister Six and Venom. There was also talk of an all-female spin-off film, including one for Aunt May. They really didn’t know what exactly they were doing, but with Marvel in control of the creative aspect of things, I think it’s safe to get excited about what the possibilities could be. Personally, I would love to see Spider-Gwen get her own film, which we speculated about last year.
I’m sure Spider-Man: Homecoming is going to be a big success, and as long as the two companies are making lots of money together, their relationship will continue to thrive and blossom.