Before Sony and Disney announced their surprise reconciliation at the end of September regarding the future of the Spider-Man movie franchise, the two media companies were as far apart as they could be. The relationship, you'll recall, had fallen apart over money, with each side pointing fingers at the other. Indeed, a deal was so unlikely that sources say talks for a third Spider-Man movie at that point were "100% dead."That's according to The Hollywood Reporter, which on Wednesday afternoon issued a report revealing the surprise twist behind how the reversal. For that, folks, we apparently have Tom Holland himself to thank.The star himself reportedly engaged in some personal outreach directly with both Disney CEO Bob Iger and Sony film chairman Tom Rothman, urging them to not let the licensing and financial details of both companies' Spider-Man relationship get in the way of giving fans of the character more of what they want. Remember, the situation at that point was pretty bleak. Nevertheless, THR reports that the 23-year-old actor pleaded on multiple occasions for both movie executives to bury the hatchet and find a way to keep Spider-Man in the Marvel Cinematic Universe.It worked because, on September 27, the announcement came down that Marvel is producing Spider-Man 3, to be released in July of 2021. Holland's character, likewise, will appear in at least one more Marvel film. As we noted earlier on Wednesday, that additional film is most likely Avengers 5.Holland's behind-the-scenes diplomacy seems to have gotten underway in earnest post-D23. At that point, he began making entreaties to Rothman to reopen talks with Disney, in addition to reaching out directly to Iger. As THR notes, Holland was also able to show both executives how much loyalty is out there from fans of Spider-Man who were upset at the news of the character's future being in doubt, which seems to have broken the camel's back."I am thrilled that Spidey's journey in the MCU will continue, and I and all of us at Marvel Studios are very excited that we get to keep working on it," Marvel's Kevin Feige said in a statement about the Sony-Disney thaw. "Spider-Man is a powerful icon and hero whose story crosses all ages and audiences around the globe. He also happens to be the only hero with the superpower to cross cinematic universes, so as Sony continues to develop their own Spidey-verse you never know what surprises the future might hold."
Appearing at Disney convention, actor makes first comment about dispute over Spidey's MCU future.
The long-awaited trailer for “Spider-Man: Far From Home” sends Peter overseas to Europe, with stops in Venice and London and a new enemy in the form of Jake Gyllenhaal's master of illusion, Mysterio.
We went through all 18 films and sleuthed out the clues to come up with the ultimate timeline of events leading up to the blockbuster.
Jake Gyllenhaal is in talks to star as the Marvel villain Mysterio in the upcoming “Spider-Man: Homecoming” sequel, an individual with knowledge of the project told TheWrap. Jon Watts returns to direct the sequel, with Tom Holland set to reprise the character of Peter Parker in the film. The first “Spider-Man: Homecoming” grossed $334 million domestically and $880.2 million worldwide since it debuted last summer.
This was such a stellar year for movies that narrowing down our annual list of the 50 best proved extraordinarily more difficult than in years past. There were superhero movies in top form (Wonder Woman, Thor: Ragnarok), highly anticipated sequels that exceeded expectations (Blade Runner 2049, Star Wars: The Last Jedi), and, as it currently stands, several films so beloved that they have a reasonable shot at winning Best Picture at next year’s Academy Awards ceremony (including The Post, Get Out, Lady Bird, Dunkirk, Call Me by Your Name, and Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri). Click through to see how Yahoo Entertainment scored 2017’s best cinematic achievements.
With 26 days left in 2017, Twitter has shared a bevy of info on the most tweeted about movies and shows, and — shocker — “Wonder Woman” was the biggest hit of the year on the app.
“Alien: Covenant,” “Dunkirk,” and “Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2" also make cut; final noms to be revealed Jan. 23
A new featurette included on the "Spider-Man: Homecoming" home edition (Digital HD is available Tuesday; the 4K, Blu-ray, and DVD versions will be out Oct. 17) sheds some light on the Vulture's long (flight) path into the incarnation that moviegoers saw in this summer's blockbuster.
Director Jon Watts will co-write with Chris McKenna and Erik Sommers; Sony wants to keep all creative elements intact to maintain tone of first installment
Enterprising Reddit user cobbles together Peter Parker's "homemade" Spidey suit using only items that can be purchased at online retailer.
The Marvel-based feature will be directed by Gina Prince-Bythewood based on a script by "Thor: Ragnarok" scribe Chris Yost.
Though the success of "Spider-Man: Homecoming" eclipsed his incomplete trilogy, Marc Webb takes full ownership of his movies.
'Dunkirk' isn't the only win of the weekend as Universal's femme-centric 'Girls Trip' breaks the R-rated comedy curse, opening to $30.4 million. Meanwhile, 'Wonder Woman' passes 'Guardians 2' to become summer's biggest hit.
With a release date locked in, Sony also didn’t have time to waste on contract talks so they moved to secure director Jon Watts sooner rather than later
Still, 'Apes' is the latest franchise title to come in behind the last installment as Hollywood battles sequel fatigue; elsewhere, 'Wish Upon' gets lost, while 'The Big Sick' places No. 5 in its nationwide expansion.
John Francis Daley and Jonathan Goldstein had a whopping three days to pitch Marvel on their version of Spider-Man Homecoming. The writing duo behind comedies Horrible Bosses and Vacation were tasked by Marvel Studios chief Kevin Feige and company to conceive a superhero movie that blended action and John Hughesian teen comedy. “We had our first general meeting with the Marvel guys on a Thursday, and that following Monday we were supposed to go in and pitch not only as writers but directors,” Daley said.
A chat with 'Spider-Man: Homecoming' screenwriters John Francis Daley and Jonathan Goldstein about the unusual approach to hit film's big baddie
Even before the film went into production, Marvel Studios chief, Kevin Feige, made a point of describing it as a "John Hughes movie," directly name-checking the writer and director responsible for so many of that era's high school classics.
It's a scene Spidey fans have long wished to see, but Tom Holland is eager to put that genie back in the bottle. His plan... and what the filmmakers think