Sony Pictures may not have to share Spider-Man with Marvel Studios beyond Spider-Man: Far From Home if the new Tom Holland-led sequel fails to cross the billion-dollar mark the worldwide box office.
Spider-Man: Far From Home is already well on its way to crossing the billion-dollar mark thanks to already passing the $500 million mark in its first weekend after getting a headstart and opening early last Tuesday for the fourth of July. But in the latest edition of The Ankler, Richard Rushfield reveals that Sony could get out of co-producing another Spider-Man film with Marvel Studios, and take the wall-crawler all back to itself if the film fails to cross the billion-dollar mark: According to Rushfield:
“The original Sony/Marvel/Spidey deal to co-produce these movies stipulated that if this Spidey cleared a billion, Marvel would get to oversee a third. If it hadn’t, full control would have reverted back to Sony.”
For now, it’s looking like a third Spider-Man film starring Tom Holland co-produced by Sony Pictures and Marvel Studios is a safe bet. But what do you think? Let us know in the comments below.
Here’s the official synopsis for Tom Holland’s Spider-Man: Far From Home:
Following the events of Avengers: Endgame, Spider-Man must step up to take on new threats in a world that has changed forever.
Directed by Jon Watts from a script written by Chris McKenna and Erik Sommers, Spider-Man: Far From Home stars Tom Holland, Jake Gyllenhaal, Zendaya, Jacob Batalon, Tony Revolori, Martin Starr, Numan Acar, J.B. Smoove, Oli Hill, Remy Hii, Marisa Tomei, Michael Keaton, Jon Favreau, Cobie Smulders, and Samuel L. Jackson.
Spider-Man: Far From Home is now playing in theaters. Stay tuned to Heroic Hollywood for the latest news on the future of the Marvel Cinematic Universe.
Source: The Ankler