Even when its all seemed clear cut, there is still much confusion and speculation as to the business relationship between Marvel Studios and Sony Pictures over their dealings with Spider-Man and as to who gets to say what goes on.
One might assume Marvel would have given that the upcoming Spider-Man: Homecoming is firmly planted within the Marvel Cinematic Universe. But let us not forget that Sony still gets a say as they still clearly have some rights ownership as they are pushing ahead with the Venom movie and have announced plans for a film with Silver Sable and Black Cat.
If it already wasn’t as mind numbing as a migraine, Sony exec Amy Pascal has added more wood to the confusing fire. During an interview, Pascal said that Sony’s Spider-Verse of films they are planning right now are indeed going to be connected to whatever goes on with Spider-Man in the MCU.
She stated, “Both movies will now take place in the world that we are creating for Peter Parker. They’ll be adjuncts to it, they may be different locations, but it will still all be in the same world. And they will be connected to each other as well.”
That seems to be in contradiction to the comments I remember Kevin Feige making at the premiere of Captain America: Civil War saying they have full creative control.
Pascal was further quoted as saying, “There’s always a chance. I think one of the things that Kevin has done with Marvel that’s so brilliant, is bringing the fans along, and making each movie feel like a chapter in a book. That you have to read that chapter in order to go forward. And I think the investment that fans get to feel in being part of a larger story and understanding what’s happening, is something that I know Sony would want to emulate.”
Okay, except Feige also recently said about the connection between what Sony is attempting and the MCU, “For now, there is no plan for Venom in the MCU. It’s a Sony project.”
SOMEBODY PLEASE GIVE ME A STRAIGHT ANSWER!
Will we ever know the exact ongoings as to the big deal? Maybe not, but what would be nice to know who gets to say what definitively happens when it comes to Spider-Man films.
What do you make of all this? Who do you think should have final say over the Spider-Man projects? Let us know in the comments below!