How Sony's Exec Shake-Up Affects Its Spider-Man TV Spinoffs


Veteran film producer Amy Pascal has ended her 30-year tenure with Sony Pictures to pursue a new first-look deal with Universal Pictures. During her time with Sony, Pascal was a mainstay of the studios Spider-Man franchise, with her producer credits including Venom, Spider-Man: Homecoming, its upcoming sequel Spider-Man: Far From Home and, of course, the Oscar-winning animated film Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse.

Pascal is also attached to Sony's upcoming Spider-Man television spinoffs. Luckily, those looking forward to the Spider-Man expanding to TV can rest easy, as it appears the project will proceed as planned, with Pascal reportedly set to continue producing alongside Phil Lord and Chris Miller.

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Moreover, Pascal will continue to produce prospective sequels of her established projects, as well as several new projects that she either acquired directly with Sony funds or acquired through her discretionary fund.

"Only someone who has been a friend for 30 years as Tom has would understand why it was time for me to take this new adventure," Pascal said of Sony Motion Picture Group chairman Tom Rothman. "He's a mensch. He doesn't like anybody to know that, but he is. We had great success together, and we'll have business well into the future, including the Spider-Man franchise."

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"Everyone at Sony Pictures, myself first among us, loves Amy," Rothman added. "We are profoundly grateful for all her immeasurable contributions, both current and past, to our success. And the great news for all of us is that our partnership will continue for many years to come with her ongoing work on Spider-Man and other key titles. We are very happy for her."

Directed by Bob Persichetti, Peter Ramsey, and Rodney Rothman, Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse stars Shameik Moore, Brian Tyree Henry, Jake Johnson, Mahershala Ali, Hailee Steinfeld, Liev Schreiber, Luna Lauren Velez, Lily Tomlin, Nicolas Cage, John Mulaney and Kimiko Glenn. The film is available on digital HD, UltraHD, 4K, Blu-ray and DVD.

(via Deadline)

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