The Door Is Closed on the Spider-Man Deal, OR IS IT?

The Door Is Closed on the Spider-Man Deal, OR IS IT?

“For the moment the door is closed,” Sony Pictures chairman and CEO Tony Vinciquerra said during Variety’s Entertainment and Technology Summit Thursday, so that’s that on Spider-Man returning to the MCU. OR IS IT? According to Comic Book Movie writer and reviewer Mikey Sutton, Sony is making these kinds of announcements to put pressure on Disney so that the company settles with a lesser agreement. https://www.facebook.com/mikey.sutton.7/posts/10162427450155145     Despite previous reports that Disney wanted to go from 5% of the first dollar box office gross of all Spider-Man movies to a 50% of the first dollar box office gross (in addition to keeping 100% of …

A History of the Sony/Marvel ‘Spider-Man’ Movie Deal

A History of the Sony/Marvel ‘Spider-Man’ Movie Deal

So Spider-Man is dead, again. He was dusted in Infinity War, he was brought back in Endgame, and stuff happened in Far From Home (you should check out that movie), but now it seems he’s been dusted from the MCU. But honestly, it was a miracle that the movie rights deal between Disney and Sony even became a reality in the first place.   Hello There/Image Via The Verge   Let’s go back in time.     Back in the 90s Marvel was having money troubles. The guys in charge of marketing comics were put in charge of the creative …

Spider-Man Leaving the MCU!?!

Spider-Man Leaving the MCU!?!

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Peter Parker has spent two whole movies (plus two features in Avengers movies and one Captain America: Civil War) proving himself to be worthy to be a part of the team. He gained the trust and stole the heart of their ringleader (rip) all to be left out once again because two multi billion dollar companies could not reach an agreement.   Kevin Feige (Left)/Image via Deadline     Sony and Marvel originally had a peace deal where they would co-produce Spider-Man films because Sony has the rights to the character and its counterparts. Marvel’s Kevin Feige has taken the …

Tom Holland’s Dad Writes How He Feels About Son’s Fame

Tom Holland’s Dad Writes How He Feels About Son’s Fame

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Our (current) friendly neighborhood Spider-Man, Tom Holland, is not the first member of his family to dream about being in the limelight. His dad, Dominic Holland, is an award-winning English comedian with his own BBC radio show. Despite Dominic’s success, nothing can compete to scoring billions at the box office and playing one of the most iconic characters in comic book history.   Image Via The Metro   It’s hard to beat Marvel fame standards, so when the Twitter-sphere gained knowledge of Mr. Holland’s 2017 novel about his son’s success, critics were quick to think he envied and even resented …

Top 6 Comic Books Involving Mysterio to Read Before ‘Spider-Man: Far From Home’!

Top 6 Comic Books Involving Mysterio to Read Before ‘Spider-Man: Far From Home’!

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The release of Spider-Man: Far From Home is tomorrow, chronicling the fallout of the mega-blockbuster Avengers: Endgame as well as continuing the adventures of Spider-Man, played by Tom Holland. Debuting in this film is a new foe for the wall-crawler: Mysterio, as played by Jake Gyllenhaal. Mysterio is a more obscure antagonist in Spider-Man’s rogues galley, even if he is one of the superhero’s iconic foes. While we don’t know the role he will play in the new movie, let’s prepare and take a look at ten essential comics in Spider-Man’s library, featuring Mysterio as his dastardly nemesis. Let’s dive in and see the origins …