RUMOR ALERT: This is just a RUMOR so take it with the requisite grain of salt, but daaaaaaamn is it juicy!
Well, this is just chatter at the moment so there probably isn’t ANY truth to it, but it still makes me happy because of just how deliciously catty it is. Okay, so we’re all still kind of pissed about the whole Sony/Disney ‘Spider-Man’ breakdown that happened this week. You know the story, but just to put it in a nutshell, Sony decided to take its biggest toy, Spider-Man and go play with it in its own back yard and Marvel Studios was not invited, even though Marvel kind of GAVE Sony that shiny new Spider-Man toy to replace its crappy flea market bootleg Spy-Durr Mens action figure it was playing with before.
The one possible saving grace for fans is that, at the time this news broke, it was believed that both Tom Holland and director Jon Watts were staying on for at least one, maybe two, additional movies. But then we learned that Watts was not signed for any more. Of course, that doesn’t mean that he won’t come back.
Unless Marvel Studios has its way.
Allegedly, Marvel Studios is trying to woo Watts over to their side to direct a Marvel Cinematic Universe film. (Er, I mean another one. A Disney one.)
I don’t even know where to start. This whole situation already basically boiled down to a giant pissing contest. This takes things to a whole new level of Page Six dishiness. It’s so immature, like “Oh you don’t want me to produce your movies? Well, I’m taking your director!” It’s the equivalent of getting into a fight with your best friend, then sleeping with her boyfriend to get back at her. (Or, y’know fill in the blanks with whatever pronouns fit your life.)
I guarantee we will NEVER hear the full story of this breakdown, but Deadline reports that since the news broke, more and more inside sources have come forward to completely refute Sony’s assertion that Kevin Feige was too busy with Marvel Studios acquisitions of the Fantastic Four and the X-Men. Even when the news first broke, it was stated that Feige was actually asking to have more involvement with Sony’s other Marvel ventures like ‘Venom’ and ‘Morbius’, etc. It doesn’t sound like he was swamped with other properties.
Insiders are also saying that Disney was not asking for 50% of the cut of ‘Spider-Man’ movies, but 25%. (Once again, grain of salt.)
Alas, this dirt doesn’t make it so that Sony will reverse its decision. But it’s kinda funny, right?