The initial agreement included five films. Tom Holland`s Spider-Man was featured in Captain America: Civil War, and then rocked a series of popular and well-received superhero blockbusters: Spider-Man: Homecoming, Avengers: Infinity War, Avengers: Endgame, and Spider-Man: Far From Home. Unfortunately, while Hollande has been personally hired for two more films, this seems to have been the end of the old deal between Marvel and Sony. A new deal had to be struck to keep Spider-Man in the MCU – and at least for a while, that seemed like a distant prospect. On the other hand, the press release from Marvel Studios and Sony Pictures is this time much more mysterious. This may partly reflect the fact that the original Marvel/Sony deal was struck as a result of a large-scale hack, meaning the draft contracts were actually in the public domain at the time. Meanwhile, Marvel Studios has become increasingly mysterious; Gone are the days when the studio announced five years of films at a time. All this means, of course, that this new Spider-Man deal is much more mysterious. The new deal between Marvel Studios and Sony Pictures now includes only two more films. There will be Spider-Man: Homecoming 3, which expires in July 2021 and will end Tom Holland`s Spider-Man trilogy, and another Marvel Mystery movie.
Both are produced by Kevin Feige, the president of Marvel Studios. However, the terms of the agreement have changed slightly; It is said that Disney will now receive 25 percent of the profits from Spider-Man: Homecoming 3, but that it should also pay about a quarter of the production costs. Interestingly, Sony Pictures CEO Tom Rothman — known as the fierce negotiator — had actually offered up to 25 percent and a co-financing deal, but Marvel and Disney were gone. Given that this is the case, it`s hard not to feel like Sony has gained the upper hand in this renegotiation, with Marvel finally signing its proposal. Fortunately and despite all the adversity, Marvel and Sony have struck a new deal that keeps Tom Holland`s Spider-Man in the MCU. But there`s a decisive difference between how Marvel and Sony handled this new deal, compared to their original deal. The first agreement, signed in 2015, has been made quite open. Official statements have detailed the implications. Sony Pictures Entertainment and Walt Disney Studios jointly announced Friday that they have reached a deal to close off a third entry in the Spider-Man film series with Tom Holland, a month after the two studios split amid a reported disagreement over profit-making. Sony CEO Tom Rothman wants to continue the studio`s deal with Disney and keep Spider-Man at the Marvel Cinematic Universe.
Following an unprecedented deal to share film rights to the Web-Slinger in early 2015, the partnership between Sony and Disney last summer ran into a catch. . . .