Sony and Disney, both the distinguished names are making news. Chairman of Sony Tom Rothman wants to continue the studio’s deal with Disney. He wants to keep Spider-Man in the Marvel Cinematic Universe.
Last summer Sony and Disney’s partnership hit a snag. In early 2015 they signed an unrivaled agreement to share the movie rights to the web-slinger.
After continuous complications, the studio decided to make a change and began preparing for Spider-Man to leave the MCU. They didn’t try to press things forward as previously planned.
Things don’t stop there which leads to a drunken phone call from Tom Holland. Seeing this Sony and Disney decided to slick a brand-new agreement ahead of Spider-Man: Homecoming 3. Production of it will star this year.
The word on the street says that in the new Spider-Man/Marvel deal Sony has a Win-win. The deal suggests that Disney will receive a quarter of the profits from Homecoming 3 while it will pay an equal percentage of the costs.
What is the opinion of makers on it?
The recent interview of Rothman and Alan Horn in THR studio added spices in the dish. At the roundtable, the topic of the Sony-Disney Spider-Man deal came up. But what about the partnership after Homecoming 3? Will it continue?
Rothman answered about the future of this partnership. He says:
“I hope so. This was a classic win-win-win. I think it was a win for Sony.
I think it was a win for Disney. I think it was a win for fans and moviegoers. The only thing I would say about that is that news cycles and the rhythm of negotiations don’t necessarily overlap… I think we would have gotten there and the news got ahead of some things.”
It is totally clear now that Sony came out as the bigger winners in their new deal with Disney. It’s important to keep in mind that Disney is still running in the race of Spider-Man. It may be slow and steady but Disney is still making its presence.
by the existence of Disney, two things can happen one will gain support from its fans and the other is Sony will make full use of support working in their favor.
Disney owns the Spider-Man merchandising rights and the studio has a comfortable firm grip on the property altogether – one they would no doubt prefer to maintain.
In such a situation it will be reasonable for both the high powers to find a way to continue their mutually beneficial partnership.