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Disney vs Sony on Spider-Man

North

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I don't want to see Spider-Man die because of this fight. I like the way Spider-Man is being handled so far, whether as a part of MCU or not. Far From Home was fun, and it has so many promises in the future. But now there's a probability that we won't get any of it after being teased this far!

Who do you think should've calmed down and opened up to the other side?
 

Zack T

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Sony's shown they're capable of making good Spider Man movies in the past, and the new Into The Spider-Verse is actually all Sony as well.

However, it comes across as pretty crappy of them to allow Disney to revitalize their Spider-Man franchise with their creative writing, then say "lol thanks bye" when Disney understandably asks for a more even split (They wanted 50/50). It seems awfully short sighted of Sony and also really drives home the point that they don't care about what the fans want, they just want all those profits 100% for themselves, even if it's less than what they would've made if they just stuck with Disney.
 
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Time will tell whether Spider-Man will remain a thing in the theaters. In my opinion, Sony will eventually sell the rights to Disney once the executives find it hard to maintain this character in the movies. If Sony is after the money, then Disney should just offer a good amount of money for Sony to release the spider from their web, so to speak.
 

Meerkat

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The Spider-Man franchise is like the Batman franchise. They both have their high-notes and off tunes. Executives don't determine the success of a movie unless they control every bit of the action, the story, and the direction of the movie.
 

North

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Sony's shown they're capable of making good Spider Man movies in the past, and the new Into The Spider-Verse is actually all Sony as well.

However, it comes across as pretty crappy of them to allow Disney to revitalize their Spider-Man franchise with their creative writing, then say "lol thanks bye" when Disney understandably asks for a more even split (They wanted 50/50). It seems awfully short sighted of Sony and also really drives home the point that they don't care about what the fans want, they just want all those profits 100% for themselves, even if it's less than what they would've made if they just stuck with Disney.
I didn't follow Into The Spider-Verse, but I had heard of positive comments about it. As a viewer, it's great to see two big names working on a franchise as old and important like Spider-Man. I thought about the promising longevity of the series if they keep up this style. Wouldn't it benefit everyone that way? It feels like a slap when I realize that it's still about money at the end of the day.

Disney probably wouldn't care either way; MCU can go on without Spider-Man, though I already see him as the perfect successor to Iron Man.
 

Zack T

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MCU can go on, but it's gonna result in both franchises dealing with this weird fallout of the deal resulting in everything in the past being unable to be mentioned due to copyright/licensing issues, yet they're going to have to move forward building off of that past. It's gonna be weird.
 
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