‘Spider-Man’ Producer Amy Pascal Reflects On Sony Departure

'Spider-Man: Homecoming' producer Amy Pascal reflects on stepping down from her position at Sony Pictures Entertainment following the 2014 hacking.

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Before starting her own production company, Amy Pascal served as the co-chairperson of Sony Pictures Entertainment (SPE) starting in 2006 and also served as the chairman of SPE’s Motion Picture Group from 2003 to 2015. During her tenure as an executive at Sony, Pascal oversaw production on numerous films including multiple Spider-Man films.

Following the 2014 Sony Pictures hack, Pascal stepped down from her position at SPE and has since started Pascal Pictures and has transitioned into being a film producer. Some of her recent producing credits include Ghostbusters (2016) and Spider-Man: Homecoming. 

Pascal recently appeared at a panel hosted by the Producers Guild of America (PGA) where she was asked by producer Barry Mendel (The Big Sick) about some of the things she learned since stepping down from her SPE position. Pascal had an interesting response:

“I think I should have gotten fired much sooner… I learned that everything you think you learned as a studio executive is complete bullshit.”

In 2017 along with Spider-Man: Homecoming, Pascal also produced awards season contenders Molly’s Game and The Post. 

Pascal is currently producing Venom and Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse – both of which will be released in theaters later this year. Pascal will return as a producer for the untitled sequel to Spider-Man: Homecoming and will also produce the spinoff, Silver & Black. 

Zombieland director Ruben Fleischer is helming Venom from a script by Scott Rosenberg (Jumanji), Jeff Pinkner (The Dark Tower) and Kelly Marcel (Fifty Shades of Grey). Avi Arad, Matt Tolmach, and Amy Pascal are producing. The film also stars Michelle Williams, Scott Haze, Jenny Slate, and Riz Ahmed with Woody Harrelson in talks to join the cast as well.

Venom is currently slated to hit theaters on October 5, 2018.

Bob Persichetti and Peter Ramsey are helming Spider-Man: Into The Spider-Verse from a story by Phil Lord, Christopher Miller and Alex Hirsch. It will feature the voice talents of The Get Down star Shameik Moore as Spidey himself, Miles Morales,  X-Men Origins: Wolverine star Liev Schrieber as a yet-to-be-revealed villain, Atlanta star Brian Tyree Henry as Jefferson Davis, and Moonlight star Mahershala Ali as Aaron Davis, a.ka. the Prowler.

Spider-Man: Into The Spider-Verse is slated to hit theaters on December 14, 2018.

Source: Variety

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