It wasn’t too long ago that the Comic Book world was rocked by Disney and Sony having a falling out which resulted in Spider-Man, now brought to life by actor Tom Holland, being pulled from the Marvel Cinematic Universe.
After heated debate both in the boardroom and across the Twittersphere, and a drunken plea from Tom Holland directly to Disney CEO Bob Iger, Disney execs and Sony execs were able to make a deal. Both sides declare it was the Marvel fanbase that was the driving force that got them back to the discussion table. And according to The Hollywood Reporter, it was a “win-win-win.”
“The fan base, which is important to all of us, seemed to really respond to what Tom and his folks have done before with our people,” said Disney executive Alan Horn. “They like the fact that the Marvel Cinematic Universe and Kevin Feige were involved [in the two Spider-Man films]. We heard feedback out there that suggested that joining forces once again was probably really a good idea.”
More recently, a Sony exec has spoken about it.
“Yes, we have. But I agree with my distinguished colleague. This was a classic win-win-win. A win for Sony, a win for Disney, a win for the fans,” said Sony Pictures Exec Tim Rothman. “The only thing I would say is that news cycles and the rhythm of negotiations do not necessarily overlap. And this is, in the words of Shakespeare, a consummation devoutly to be wished. We would have gotten there, and the news got ahead of some things.”
However, both executives were mum about whether or not the current deal will survive beyond the upcoming third Spider-Man film to Marvel’s “Homecoming Series.” They haven’t given give any confirmation if any of Sony’s Spider-verse films such as the upcoming Venom 2 would lead into the MCU.