As we all know, Disney and Marvel’s back-and-forth bout with Sony Pictures over Spider-Man has been one of the defining news of 2019. This situation looked drastic at the end of summer, as Disney and Sony had a public fall out that followed the sudden end of Tom Holland’s Spider-Man in the Marvel Universe. Gladly, for fans, cooler heads induced, as Marvel’s Kevin Feige and Sony’s Amy Pascal managed to have a deal that will let Spider-Man end his MCU saga properly. However, here comes a new rumor that states that Disney wants to own Spider-Man fully, and is willing to pay Sony an amount of $4 – $5 billion to make things work!
As reported by Geekosity’s Mikey Sutton:
“While rumors have circulated before the dispute of Sony-Disney of such a purchase, it was mere speculation, especially the incorrect high number that was stated. Basically, what I’m hearing is that Disney is looking forward to offering between $4 to $5 billion for the sake of Spider-Man. But now, the questions will be asked.”
Rumors and Speculation:
That report led to YouTube scooper 3 Buck Theater weighing in, with the added information that Disney wants to own Spider-Man to make him the leader of Avengers fully. The speculation is that Marvel Studios want Holland’s Spider-Man to lead a team of younger Avengers that rise to take the place of the former group. Besides, Brie Larson’s Captain Marvel – who has been rumored to be a significant focus of MCU phase 4, would reportedly be positioned as the leader of A-Force, the all-female Avengers team fist teased in Avengers: Endgame’s climactic battle.
This is all just a rumor – but before worrying about if it’s happening, it needs to be asked: Should Disney buy Spider-Man from Sony for that price? And would Sony even sell?