Late Monday night, Marvel and Sony announced that they’ve agreed to what is essentially joint custody over arguably the most popular cinematic comic book character, Spider-Man (Batman may still stake a claim to that title, too). Basically, Sony still owns the rights to the characters, but now Spider-Man will join the Marvel Cinematic Universe, probably as quickly as 2016’s Captain America: Civil War. This seems like a win-win for both Marvel and Sony and appears like good news for all of us.
It’s hard to imagine Marvel president Kevin Feige signing a deal that wouldn’t assure quality Spider-Man movies — no matter what that press release says about Sony retaining final say. Sony needs Feige right now more than Feige needs Sony.
Avid Science Fiction & Fantasy Lover. Big fan of comics as well. Prefer the dark side to the light. That’s just how I roll.