Written By Mikey Sutton • Editor-in-Chief • Owner
Sony and Disney signed a long-term deal for Spider-Man rights. This one’s for keeps.
In 2015, they struck their first agreement.
Thus, Sony threw Spider-Man into the MCU.
Afterwards, Spider-Man leapt into 2016’s Captain America: Civil War.
Following that, Marvel Studios produced Spider-Man’s next two films.
Furthermore, Spider-Man participated in two blockbusters, Avengers: Infinity War and Avengers: Endgame.
However, in August 2019, Sony threatened divorce.
Sony would pull Spider-Man from the MCU as Disney didn’t agree to terms.
It was a load of nonsense.
Sony attempted something more favorable to them.
There was too much money at stake.
In other words, Sony couldn’t walk away.
Alas, many media outlets fell for it.
From my Facebook soapbox, I called them out on it.
Sources told me the truth.
Still, naysayers scoffed.
Spider-Man Rights: Sony And Disney Strike Long-Term Deal
In the end, Sony and Disney announced a new deal in September 2019.
I was right.
Spider-Man: No Way Home concluded it.
At least, in terms of another MCU Spider-Man solo movie.
But the question was raised: Is that it? Is the romance over?
In February, Spider-Man himself, Tom Holland, revealed it wasn’t.
Moreover, in November Spider-Man producer Amy Pascal acknowledged another trilogy with Disney.
So, what did happen?
According to insiders, the new Sony-Disney contract is set in stone.
As in, something close to permanent.
Marvel Studios president Kevin Feige plans films years in advance.
He couldn’t stomach another contractual wrench.
No more sandwiches thrown in his face while he plans Avengers 100.
Both Disney and Sony saw Spider-Man: No Way Home‘s potential.
They were right.
Spider-Man: No Way Home topped Avengers: Endgame‘s opening weekend.
Not only that, it broke the record during a pandemic.
Seriously, more people wore masks in the audience than onscreen.
Sony and Disney are playing coy.
Sources claim there will be numerous crossovers.
Venom is the next Spider-Verse character to jump in the MCU.
He won’t be the last.
Morbius will follow.
Sony accepted they’re better with Marvel Studios.
The critics and cash registers agree.
Indeed, Doctor Strange is right.
They’re coming through.
Neither Sony nor Disney will stop it.
They’ve opened the portals.