Marvel and Sony Spider-Man Deal Still Might be on the Table!
We recently learned that Sony Pictures and Marvel Studios were indeed in discussions about making a deal to bring Spider-Man into the MCU. Apparently Marvel was hoping to bring the superhero into Captain America: Civil War, and that they would produce a new trilogy of films together, but it was reported that things didn't work out and a deal died.
According to our friends at Latino-Review, though, it sounds like a deal is still alive and on the table, and that there is still room for negotiations! The site has an inside source that has offered them some interesting information. Here's what they report:
"I can report that the deal Sony finally rejected was NOT a Marvel trilogy of movies that Sony would have control over. Instead, it was 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."
They go on to say that the big bosses at Sony Japan are not happy with how things are going down. Not only with this whole email hacking situation, but also with how the Sony Pictures has handled the Spider-Man franchise. The site goes on to report,
"What I’m hearing from my little birds is that Sony, the parent company, views Sony Pictures’s handling of the Spider-Man property as disappointing. Sony wants to be all about 'quality' films (actual one-word quote, not air quotes), and the Amazing Spider-Man movies have not been that, nor have the rumors of future films in the franchise. Sony Japan thinks the Marvel deal for Spider-Man is still on the table and they want to renegotiate as a return to quality, the 60/40 split can be negotiated and Sony Entertainment’s October hard-line stance of wanting creative control is now mostly moot in the eyes of the higher-ups."
Damn! So the guys at the top who are actually running things still want to see a deal made between Marvel Studios and Sony Pictures. Sure, it may not happen in time for Captain America: Civil War, but it could happen in time for Avengers: Infinity War. How freakin' cool would it be if a deal was done in time? The site then goes to speculate the impossible:
"Wouldn’t it be neat if Sony’s 'Spidey summit' ended with a call to Marvel, who made a call to Joss Whedon, who got a guy in a Spider-Man suit from ASM 2 to jump into those pick-up shots they’re shooting early next year for Avengers: Age of Ultron?... The world would lose [its] shit"
As incredibly awesome as that scenario sounds, it seems like a fanboy and fangirl pipe-dream, a dream too insane to actually happen. But, we can always hope. There's no doubt that Marvel would definitely steer Spider-Man in the right direction if they were given the opportunity. So let's all take this time to send positive vibes out into the universe so that it will actually happen!