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Spider-Man Artist Todd McFarlane Comments on Disney-Sony Feud

first_imgStay on target Spider-Man may be leaving the Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU) and Todd McFarlane, an artist who drew the web-slinging hero in comic book form, does not see Disney and Sony coming up with a deal anytime soon.In an interview with BNN Bloomberg, McFarlane discussed how the partnership between Disney and Sony for superhero movies could get complicated.‘I don’t know they’re going to reconcile this difference’: @Todd_McFarlane weighs in on the Sony-Disney spat over Spider-Man pic.twitter.com/zGGh70OIaB— BNN Bloomberg (@BNNBloomberg) August 22, 2019“When Disney bought Marvel there were some characters that were out. They had to spend $2 billion to get Iron Man back from Paramount,” McFarlane said. “They tried to get X-Men and the Fantastic Four from Fox for $4 billion, but it ended up costing them $73 billion because they just had to buy the whole studio and then the deal that they made with Sony because there’s a bit of a soft spot there for Spider-Man that they would sort of cross over and Sony and the MCU, and the Disney ones would put Spider-Man in.”While Disney and Sony worked together, Spider-Man helped Captain America: Civil War become a box-office favorite and the MCU made Spider-Man: Homecoming a critical part of Peter Parker’s story and the Spider-Man franchise, ComicBook.com noted. Following Spider-Man: Far From Home’s success, Disney reportedly wanted to modify their terms and now, McFarlane believes that Sony won’t budge on a new deal.“Now they want to renegotiate the terms, and from what I’m hearing the terms are jumping pretty aggressively and Sony’s saying we just got a billion dollars on Venom, a character that I helped co-create, and Spider-Man just became their biggest grossing movie ever,” McFarlane explained. “They’re going ‘we don’t need to give away the farm because we’re doing quite fine without you.’ I don’t know they’re going to reconcile this difference.”McFarlane also said if he was the executive of Sony, he would say “no” to Disney’s new counter offer.“I’d go I’m not giving you…they want to jump it from what I’m hearing from a 10 percent take to a 50 percent take,” McFarlane added. “I don’t know what executive is going to give them that jump.”Much of today’s news about Spider-Man has mischaracterized recent discussions about Kevin Feige’s involvement in the franchise. We are disappointed, but respect Disney’s decision not to have him continue as a lead producer of our next live action Spider-Man film. (1/3)— Sony Pictures (@SonyPictures) August 21, 2019 Kevin is terrific and we are grateful for his help and guidance and appreciate the path he has helped put us on, which we will continue. (3/3)— Sony Pictures (@SonyPictures) August 21, 2019On Tuesday, Sony Pictures announced that Kevin Feige will not be producing their next live action Spider-Man film. Sony Pictures didn’t discuss issues with the deal, however, they said that Feige wouldn’t be part of the movie due to “many new responsibilities that Disney has given him.”Disney, Marvel, and Sony have not provided an update on the deal at this time. Even though it’s not confirmed yet, it’s likely that Spider-Man will be leaving the MCU if all parties don’t work out details soon.More on Geek.com:‘Avengers: Endgame’ Star Jeremy Renner Criticizes Sony Over Spider-Man DisputeDisney/Sony Spider-Man Wars Are As Dumb As Video Game Console WarsHell Yeah, Put Tom Holland’s Spider-Man in ‘Venom’ and Ruin the MCU Jake Gyllenhaal Avoids Questions About Mysterio in Sinister SixSony Pictures CEO Says ‘Door Is Closed’ for Now on Spider-Man Split We hope this might change in the future, but understand that the many new responsibilities that Disney has given him – including all their newly added Marvel properties – do not allow time for him to work on IP they do not own. (2/3)— Sony Pictures (@SonyPictures) August 21, 2019last_img

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