How the Dead ‘Spider-Man’ Deal Fueled Sony’s Rebound

What a difference a Disney deal makes

If Sony truly ends up leaving the Marvel Cinematic Universe, it does so in a far stronger position than it did before Tony Stark and Peter Parker shared the screen together.

The news broke Tuesday that Disney, which owns Marvel Studios and the MCU, was ending its partnership with Sony, which makes the Spider-Man films. A person familiar with Disney’s thinking told TheWrap on Tuesday that the company considers the matter closed, and isn’t negotiating any further. Other sources told TheWrap that Sony believes the dispute is simply over a producer credit, and that negotiations are ongoing.

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Jeremy Fuster

Jeremy Fuster

Box Office Reporter • jeremy.fuster@thewrap.com