Post by The Ultimate Nullifier on Jul 10, 2018 22:09:23 GMT -6
If you haven't heard this, and this is the first time you're hearing this, this is going to be a very big surprise. Sony had the chance to buy the movie rights to the entire Marvel Universe in the late 1990s early 2000s for something like 25 million dollars. They passed on this and they only took the rights to Spider-Man for 10 million dollars. Now, with all of the Marvel movies making tons of money and everybody trying to emulate them, Sony is trying to get in on the game too. Sony is trying to Cobble together a makeshift Cinematic Universe consisting of all the Spider-Man movies and the spin-offs from Spider-Man, the Men in Black and their spin offs, an image comic book movie called Skyward, and they cut a deal with Valiant Comics to bring a whole bunch of their movies to the show. I guess if you can't own Marvel, the next best thing is to buy anything else up or lock it in. If Sony would have bought the rights to the Marvel Cinematic Universe for that 25 million dollars, they would have been able to pay it back with a two-day gross of the Black Panther and its first two days when it opened.