Disney and Sony repaired fences in a deal signed last night. No matter what the backroom business was when this deal was struck in recent months, it was the fans who won today, when the Webslinger expansion to the Avengers and Captain America: Civil War and Figs movies raised nearly $8 billion on the last two Spideys together for those five movies. Deadline always felt like there was a way for Sony and Marvel to get together here. Disney has owned merchandising rights to Spider-Man for ten years. Remember, the main reason Disney and Sony decided to break up first on the Spider-Man front was due to disagreements over money, which is hardly unusual in Hollywood. But as Alan Horn explains, when Disney`s Bigwigs and Sony figured out how Marvel fans thought about this separation, they decided it was worth exploring a reconciliation so Spidey could continue operating in the MCU. Sony CEO Tom Rothman wants to continue the studio`s deal with Disney and keep Spider-Man at the Marvel Cinematic Universe. After an unprecedented deal to share the film rights to the Web-Slinger in early 2015, the partnership between Sony and Disney ran into a hittaught last summer. As a result, studios have begun to prepare for Spider-Man to leave the MCU instead of moving forward as previously planned. However, after a few weeks of risky dealmaking and a drunken phone call from Tom Holland later, Sony and Disney were able to end a brand new deal before Spider-Man: Homecoming 3 began production this year. According to his previous agreements, Marvel Studios boss Kevin Feige will continue to make his production capabilities available for this upcoming Spider-Man movie and Disney will retain the merchandising rights to the character (excluding video game rights that have proven to be very profitable for Sony Interactive with the launch of a very popular Playstation 4 game).
Sony and Disney have agreed that comic book fans will get what they want. Not so long ago, it seemed like there was no agreement and fans had to settle for two completely separate cinematic universes. The disappointment was real, but the excitement over the deal announcement is even more real. What exactly does the new deal mean for the MCU and what can fans expect from future collaborations? Spider-Man may be able to swing between skyscrapers, but his main strength might be to stay. This is what emerges from a new agreement between Sony and Walt Disney, which allows the superhero character to remain in the Marvel universe of movies. The background story. August isn`t a time known for great movies, but perhaps the most annoying for moviegoers last month was the news that a split between Disney (Ticker: DIS) and Sony (SNE) that removed Spider-Man from the Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU) without a deal. Although. www.barrons.com/articles/sony-and-disney-agree-to-keep-spider-man-in-marvel-movies-51569606462 Large negotiating positions arrive with great power, maximizing the prospect of use opportunities and synergies from lucrative multiplatform companies. After Sony`s public threat to step away from the negotiating table at the end of the summer, Sony has finally struck a deal with Disney and its subsidiary Marvel Studios, which will allow teenage superhero Slinger Spider-Man to have at least one more movie and another appearance in a separate movie inside the Marvel Cinematic Universe.
Discussions between Sony and Disney collapsed over the summer, when Disney offered a 50/50 cost-benefit share. According to Deadline, Sony found collapse a difficult option and they distanced themselves from negotiations. . . .