When Marvel Studios and Disney teamed up with Sony Studios to make a Spider-Man movie, the trio made a historical event in the world of movies. While fans rejoiced at the team up, many wondered why the three would join forces for Spider-Man. The hero, although popular had been struggling to get audiences into theaters in the past decade, and he may not have been the first option for such a commemorative occasion.
Screen rant had the opportunity to sit down producer Amy Pascal for an interview, and the site asked the hard hitting question. Pascal was more than open to delving into why Spider-Man was chosen and talk about the three studios collaboration. The producer said:
“And here’s the thing that I wanted, I emphasize for all of you, because I think this is really important and I don’t think it will ever happen again in the history of the movie business: you have three studios that came together to have this movie being made. And no studio likes to share anything with anyone, let alone three studios. And truthfully – there is nothing cynical I can find in this statement – everybody did it because they wanted Spider-Man to be great. Truly, it was because Spider-Man is great, the character is great and people love him. That’s good for Disney. That’s good for Marvel. And that is certainly good for Sony. So, the fact that all these companies were willing to work together to make that happen, to make – you know – believing that everybody needed each other in order to have that happen. I think that’s pretty miraculous.”
Since Peter Parker aka Spider-Man has indeed returned to Marvel, fans have been more than positive about the new venture. Spider-Man’s popularity has also helped Sony to set up new film potential franchises for the Spider-Man Universe, which will no doubt be a part of the popular vernacular. As Pascal said, everybody just loves Spidey.