Sony To “Lend” Spider-Man To Marvel Studios For Another Film

If the latest statements by Tom Holland are to be believed, and why wouldn’t they be, Sony and Disney have worked out a deal for him to continue on as Spider-Man. But that deal is a little bit informal, and just a way for the two sides to continue their working relationship. That’s a good thing. And according to Sony exec Tom Rothman while speaking with Comic Book, that partnership will see them “lend” the use of Spidey to Marvel Studios for another movie…

“No specific plans. It’s reciprocal,” Rothman explained. “So we lend one, and they lend one, and that’s how Benedict [Cumberbatch] is in this movie. So we have one more ‘lend back’ that’s committed. But the thing that I can say, and this actually the accurate scoop on this, which is that the two companies have a terrific working relationship. I think it’s a mutual hope that that would continue. But there really isn’t anything definitive at this moment, because the truth of the matter is, we gotta ride this puppy and see what happens.”

What he means by that is Doctor Strange is a Marvel Studios character, but Spider-Man: No Way Home is a Sony Pictures movie. You scratch my back, I’ll scratch yours sort of deal.

So what does this mean for the rumored new trilogy mentioned some days ago? Rothman wouldn’t answer that when Variety questioned him…

Travis Hopson
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