Amy Pascal was the head of Sony when they made their Spider-Man deal with Marvel. She has since moved on from the company, but she remained a producer on Spider-Man: Homecoming. While promoting it at CinemaCon last night, Pascal suggested that there is an end in sight for this Sony/Marvel deal, and it could come after Spider-Man: Homecoming 2.
“One of the things that I think is so amazing about this experience is that you don’t have studios deciding to work together to make a film very often,” Pascal said. “In fact, it may never happen again… after we do the sequel.”
She continued: “Because Sony and Disney and Marvel all decided that the right thing to do was to allow Peter Parker and Spider-Man to be in the MCU, and to work with the Marvel guys and have them produce this film, and I think that was a very rare thing for three companies to do, and a very brilliant thing for them to decide to do because there are only so many stories that you know you can tell again and again and again about Spidey, and this is something that we would never been able to do in any other way. So, it was a very selfless thing that was very smart on the part of all the companies.”
You can check out Pascal’s comments in the video below:
Obviously things can change, especially if Spider-Man: Homecoming and its sequel do big business for Sony and Marvel. But for now, it seems like we should enjoy all the Spidey we get in the MCU while we have him.
Spider-Man: Homecoming hits theaters on July 7th, and its sequel will be released on July 5th, 2019.