"While Kathleen Kennedy worked wonders relaunching this property from the abyss of the Lucas prequel trilogy and turning it into a bigger than ever all-devouring cultural force, there has to be more than some thought that it's time for new blood at the helm. The talk out there is of a September changing of the guards. We'll see."
I kinda feel like that's half the point. They're tying him in so inextricably to the rest of the universe that cutting him out would do more damage to the brand than leaving him in. Essentially a suicide pill setup for Sony.
So is this guy is full of shit.The source on this is The Ankler, who was the same guy who said Kathleen Kennedy would be FIRED right before she signed a three year contract extension:
When you sell the rights to the Spider-Man IP, that includes subsequent additions (and in the case of Gwen, especially, she already existed anyway, just not as a superhero). That’s not unusual, contractually — same with, e.g., A Song of Ice and Fire.
One interesting bit about that, concerning the creation of Gwendolyn Poole aka Gwenpool:
"The last thing we ever expected was for [the variant] to go viral," reflected Antos in an exclusive interview with CBR at the 2019 Emerald City Comic-Con. "Within weeks of that cover being released, there was fan art, there was cosplay. That didn't happen with any of the other covers. [But] Fox owned Deadpool and Sony owns Gwen Stacy. That's why she was Gwendolyn Poole. That's why she actually debuted in Howard the Duck. She had her debut in an issue that was a Marvel property."
Each individual one in the MCU makes more money but Marvel can’t/wouldn’t want like 2 or 3 spider-man movies per year or something. They need room for others. Sony would, and combined that could make more even if mediocre.
He doesn’t necessarily need a multi-film deal; they can always do deals on a film-by-film basis. But the studio/s will be keen to get him onto a longer deal because a rolling deal gives the actor a lot of pull in terms of negotiating money. I believe that’s what RDJ was doing for his last few, which is why he was on such ridiculous money.
The list isn’t publicly known but it’s basically anyone predominantly associated with Spider-Man, and since those characters have already been in Sony-produced movies (live action or animated), it’s a safe bet.
As I said on the first page: not buying this at all.The source on this is The Ankler, who was the same guy who said Kathleen Kennedy would be FIRED right before she signed a three year contract extension:
The source on this is The Ankler, who was the same guy who said Kathleen Kennedy would be FIRED right before she signed a three year contract extension:
Yeah it doesn't make sense to me, not when they have stuff like Spider-Verse and Venom which they can make in the years that there isn't a MCU Spider-Man.