The Media Complicated Disney and Sony’s Spider-Man Deal

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October 30, 2019  05:04 PM

 

 

While we’re not really sure why the Spider-Man deal between Sony and Disney fell through earlier this year, we know that the studio struggled to come to an agreement to keep Tom Holland’s wallcrawler in the Marvel Cinematic Universe.

Gathering with other studio executives to speak in an interview with The Hollywood Reporter, Disney head Alan Horn and Sony executive Tom Rothman discuss the difficulties both companies had to face while reaching a deal for the Spider-Man franchise.

When THR commented that Sony has proven what it can do without the help of Disney ( like with Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse) Rothman couldn’t help but note that the media complicated matters between the companies.

“We would have gotten there, and the news got ahead of some things,” the Sony head explained.

“I agree with that,” Horn replied.

There was a whole lot of disappointment when word came out that the Spider-Man deal between Sony and Disney had fallen through. Fans have come to love Holland’s Spider-Man, calling the British actor’s incarnation one of the best versions of the character to date. Holland’s Spider-Man has been a fan-favorite Marvel hero ever since his first appearance in the MCU in Captain America: Civil War. Spider-Man became an important part of the franchise, making a mark in films like Avengers: Infinity War and Avengers: Endgame where we see the web-slinger sharing major moments with Iron Man (Robert Downey Jr.) and the rest of the Avengers.

Fans are lucky that Disney and Sony were finally able to settle the matter, adding two more years to Holland’s stay in the MCU.

Spider-Man: Far From Home is available on Digital HD, DVD, and Blu-Ray.

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