Spider-Man Amy Pascal Leaving Sony, Staying On As SPIDER-MAN Producer written by Sean Gerber February 5, 2015 Effective this May, Amy Pascal is leaving her role as co-chairman at Sony Pictures Entertainment. The news is hardly surprising given the controversy Sony endured when the studio was hacked late last year. Pascal was affected personally with many of her own emails brought to light. The question on the minds of superhero fans this morning is what does this mean for Spider-Man? The simple answer is it’s too early to tell and no one should assume that this is an automatic step toward Spidey ending up back at Marvel Studios. In fact, Pascal is going to land on her feet and remain involved with the Web-Slinger for the time being. Pascal has inked a four-year deal on a production venture that will keep her at Sony and she will still be a producer on the AMAZING SPIDER-MAN franchise. If anything, what we can take away from this is that if or when Marvel Studios and Sony Pictures Entertainment meet again to discuss the movie rights to Spider-Man, Pascal will likely not have the same level of authority she’s had in the past. Her new contract may (or may not) include certain financial entitlements in the event of Spider-Man appearing in the Marvel Cinematic Universe and she’d probably get a chance to voice her opinion, but SPE’s new leader or someone above at Sony proper will be the key decision maker. I still believe Spider-Man will inevitably arrive in the MCU, but a regime change at SPE is not guaranteed to accelerate the process. It could even slow things down if the new leadership is given a chance to course correct. Source: The Hollywood Reporter Amy Pascal Leaving Sony, Staying On As SPIDER-MAN Producer was last modified: February 20th, 2016 by Sean Gerber Related MarvelSpider-Man 2 comments 0 Facebook Twitter Google + Pinterest Sean Gerber Sean Gerber is the founder and editor-in-chief of Modern Myth Media. When he's not writing here, you can catch him as the host of Popular Opinion Podcast, Batman News, and Marvel News! previous post GOTHAM To Introduce The Joker By Season’s End (Sort Of) next post Luke Mitchell Joins Marvel’s AGENTS OF S.H.I.E.L.D. You may also like Michael Keaton Reportedly Sought For Villain Role... April 13, 2016 Denied Rumor: Drew Goddard Writing And Directing... March 2, 2015 Spider-Man Swings Into DISNEY INFINITY! June 11, 2014 Tom Holland Is Spider-Man, For Real August 19, 2016 Marvel News #44: Spider-Man: Homecoming and Guardians... December 9, 2016 Iron Man Will Chaperone SPIDER-MAN: HOMECOMING April 21, 2016 2016 in Review: The Year the Good... January 2, 2017 Spider-Man: The New Deal Is The Best... February 10, 2015 MMM #240: Welcome Home, Spider-Man! You’re In... February 9, 2015 Sony And Marvel Narrowing Down The SPIDER-MAN... April 22, 2015 Adrian Edmondson Not sure what the ” course correct” would be at this point . They went in a different direction with the origin story which was cool , but something is missing with this current franchise . I’m not sure what it wants to be and the end results are a convoluted mess of ideas just thrown on the screen . If Sony keeps Spidey , have him already established and out of high school , spend a few flashbacks on whatever villain(s) being used and stay way from using modern music ( that “for you ” song took me outta the movie and served no real purpose ) . Just my thoughts on the matter K. Lin I don’t trust Sony with Spidey anymore. To me, the only solution is to sell him back to Marvel. Anything less than that is a waste of time and money.