Sony and Disney reportedly at odds over ‘Spider-Man’ films finance deal

Screen | 8/20/2019 | Staff
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A dispute between Sony and Disney over the co-financing of Spider-Man films could mean that Marvel Studios president Kevin Feige will not produce future entries in the hugely successful franchise, according to reports.

The dispute could also mean that the Spider-Man character would not be part of future films in the even more successful Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU) series. As portrayed by Tom Holland, the character played a key role in Avengers: Endgame, the $2.8bn blockbuster that this summer ended the first round of MCU films.

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Although neither Marvel, parent Disney nor Sony are commenting officially, the dispute is said to have arisen over Disney’s push for a 50-50 co-financing deal on future films. Sony is thought to be holding out for the current arrangement, under which Marvel gets around 5% of the first dollar gross on the Spider-Man films.

News of the negotiation impasse comes days after Sony announced that Spider-Man:...
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