Sony Boss Says Marvel Is "Taking the Creative Lead" on Spider-Man: Homecoming

Thursday, 23 June 2016 - 4:28PM
Thursday, 23 June 2016 - 4:28PM
Sony Boss Says Marvel Is "Taking the Creative Lead" on Spider-Man: Homecoming
Sony and Marvel have partnered up to make the new Spider-Man film, starring Tom Holland. But at the same time, it's part of the MCU, and Marvel seems to be taking point on many of the creative decisions. Now, Sony chairman Tom Rothman has elucidated the balance of power between Sony and Marvel in this partnership, and while Sony technically has authority, they are allowing Marvel free rein with creative decisions.

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"Sony has the ultimate [greenlight] authority," Rothman told THR. "But we have deferred the creative lead to Marvel, because they know what they're doing."
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Although it's a little surprising that he's admitting it so explicitly, this makes a lot of sense. Sony hasn't been able to make a well-received Spider-Man film in recent years, and Marvel already has an established universe to work from, so Sony having an equal say would likely just mean too many cooks in the kitchen.

Rothman was very open about the fact that this is a Marvel film, not a Sony film; when asked about the budgeting, he went so far as to say, "A movie like Spider-Man by Marvel, that's not inexpensive." But he's not worried about the money, since Marvel has such an amazing track record.
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"Knowing that Marvel has such a clear, creative vision, I sleep very well at night," he said.
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As do we, Tim Rothman. As do we.

The Spider-Man reboot, starring Tom Holland, Robert Downey Jr. Marisa Tomei, Zendaya, Michael Keaton, Donald Glover, Logan Marshall-Green, and Hannibal Buress, comes out on July 7, 2017.
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