Magazine article Screen International

Sony, Disney Bury Hatchet to Team Up on Third Film in 'Spider-Man: Homecoming' Series

Magazine article Screen International

Sony, Disney Bury Hatchet to Team Up on Third Film in 'Spider-Man: Homecoming' Series

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Deal calls for Spider-Man to appear in future Marvel Studios film.

After splitting up as Spider-Man franchise partners over the summer, Sony Pictures and The Walt Disney Studios appear to have made peace again and said on Friday (27) they will team up on a third stand-alone film in the Homecoming series starring Tom Holland.

On the previous two Spider-Man films, Spider-Man: Homecoming and Spider-Man: Far From Home, the studios co-financed the films and Disney received 5% of first dollar gross and kept merchandising rights. The arrangement fell apart when it is understood Disney pushed for a 50-50 co-finance arrangement.

However it would appear that Disney was keen to maintain a partnership. Last month Spider-Man: Far From Home became not only Sony’s highest performing stand-alone Spider-Man film but the biggest release in the studio’s history. …

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