Will Disney Try to Buy Spider-Man from Sony, Outright?
File under: Disney’s going shopping.
That’s the rumor, True Believers. Disney’s not satisfied with sharing everyone’s favorite webslinger and, knowing full well that the poison Apple waits in the wings to spoil their plans, the House of Mouse looks to shore up the foundation of the Marvel Cinematic Universe with a pocket foll of pennies. Lots of pennies.
Here’s the MCU lowdown from Showbiz Cheat Sheet:
Recent reports indicated that Peter Parker and Captain Marvel will become the MCU’s next Iron Man and Captain America, respectively. Most theories presume that Captain Marvel will lead teams to fight intergalactic threats, while Parker will be front and center for earthbound threats.
If Parker is designed to lead, or introduce a new league of Avengers into the ever-expanding universe, he needs more than another Spidey film and a subsequent MCU appearance. He needs more precious time; the MCU can’t afford to lose Spidey anytime soon, as he is the bridge connecting the OG Avengers to the soon-to-be-introduced saviors. He is the strongest thread to Tony — the one who started it all.
Luckily, Mikey Sutton just released information concerning what’s next for Peter Parker, and the hero isn’t going anywhere anytime soon. Sutton — a credible leaker, known for releasing accurate MCU and DCEU details via his invite-only facebook group — Geekosity: All Things Pop Culture — has just let fans in on his latest Spidey-themed insider report.
Whoa! I have no idea what that means. But hey, I like this Mikey Sutton guy. Let’s dig in:
SCOOP – 10/9/19: Disney wants to buy Spider-Man.
While rumors have circulated before the Sony-Disney dispute of such a purchase, it was mere speculation, especially the erroneous high number that was quoted. What I’m hearing is that Disney is looking to offer in the range of $4 to $5 billion for Spider-Man. But now the questions will be asked.
Okay, let’s just factor in that Disney bought Lucasfilm — all of it — for $4.05 billion. That being said, Spider-Man is one heck of an asset, especially if Disney/Marvel Studios believes that he and Captain Marvel are the new Cap and Tony of this generation.
But $4 or 5 million for a character?
Here’s what the Showbiz guys countered with…
The previous negotiation between Sony and Disney was decided upon under tight deadlines; with a few years to work out the next arrangement, it’s likely that Marvel will try to buy Spider-Man from Sony, as to keep Holland’s Parker in the MCU; thus, retaining the character’s importance to the new Avengers destined to come forward. While all remains to be seen, Mikey Sutton has proved reliable in the past; thus, there’s a high likelihood this comes true.
Long live Mikey Sutton. And from his mouth to Bob Iger’s ears. Here’s hoping the next headline isn’t one J. Jonah would love.