When Disney, Marvel Studios and Sony made the landmark deal that would allow Spider-Man to be included the Marvel Cinematic Universe, fans wondered if the disappointing box office gross and critical reception for Marc Webb’s The Amazing Spider-Man 2 were the reasons for the partnership. In an interview with Screen Rant, Sony’s Amy Pascal explained why the three studios made the unprecedented deal.
Pascal explained that the deal presented the opportunity to tell a different Spider-Man story.
“We made five Spider-Man movies. And we needed to do something different. And we tried doing a lot of different things as you all know and documented. But the thing that we hadn’t done was put him in the Marvel universe, and put him in a world where there are other superheroes. Because he was always the only superhero. And there’s only so many times that you can tell the story of, “I really want everyone to love me and if I tell them I’m Spider-Man, they’ll love me…but I can’t tell them!” So, we’ve told that story as many ways as I could figure out.”
Pascal added that the studios ultimately came together for the good of the character.
“[…] everybody did it because they wanted Spider-Man to be great. Truly, it was because Spider-Man is great, the character is great and people love him. That’s good for Disney. That’s good for Marvel. And that is certainly good for Sony. So, the fact that all these companies were willing to work together to make that happen, to make – you know – believing that everybody needed each other in order to have that happen. I think that’s pretty miraculous.”
You can read the full interview including Amy Pascals comments on talking with Kevin Feige here.
Pascal’s comments may provide anxious fans who were concerned that the deal was made primarily for financial reasons with some relief. With the character making an impressive debut in Captain America: Civil War, most fans were left with a positive impression of the latest version of Spider-Man, heightening anticipation for his first solo adventure in the Marvel Cinematic Universe.
Spider-Man: Homecoming will be released in theaters on July 6, 2017.
Source: Screen Rant