Monday, February 09, 2015

Amy Goes to Marveland

Now we know where Ms. Pascal is going.

Sony Pictures Entertainment and Marvel Studios are joining forces on the next iteration of Spider-Man. Kevin Feige, who has steered a ton of hit franchise launches for Marvel, boards the project as producer. He will produce the next films with Amy Pascal, who just left the executive suites at Sony for a big production deal.

Under the deal, the new Spider-Man will first appear in a Marvel film from Marvel’s Cinematic Universe, and then Sony Pictures will thereafter release the next installment of its $4 billion Spider-Man franchise, on July 28, 2017. ... Sony keeps its top franchise but this opens the door to Marvel Comics’ biggest superhero being able to cross pollinate in the Marvel universe. ...

So her "production deal" is going to be really and truly big.

And since the Spiderman features ave a boatload of animation in them, Ms. Pascal will be returning to part of her roots, back when she worked as an exec in Ted Turner's short-lived animated feature division in Glendale. So maybe the next title of the super hero franchise will be:

Spideys Don't Dance.


Stephen said...

If they combine the storytelling skill of the Marvel films with the tone of the Garfield Spiderman films, there's a perfect Spiderman film in there somewhere. Sony just isn't the one who needs to be in charge of the creative decisions.

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