Analysts for Wall Street, Box Office and Northlake Capital Management have weighed in on the potential split between Sony Pictures and Marvel Studios over Spider-Man's cinematic appearances. With both sides digging in and finger-pointing, a Wall Street analyst has already predicted which side will come out the loser if they decide to go their separate ways.
"The economic terms for that [Spider-Man] franchise seem to have gotten more complicated — partly reflecting Disney’s shifting priorities since the Fox acquisition," Wall Street analyst Tuna Amobi said. "From an economic and creative standpoint, I would think the development probably has more implications either way for Sony."
"If the two sides don’t come to a compromise, it’s a lose-lose for everybody," Boxoffice chief analyst Shawn Robbins argued. "Marvel won’t be able to resolve the cliffhanger in future movies, which is saying something when it’s their most popular hero. And for Sony, who has had success, Far From Home doesn’t get to a billion dollars without Feige and Marvel’s involvement."
Finally, analyst Steven Birenberg believes Sony and Marvel reaching an agreement is a win/win for both parties. However, it should be noted Birenberg works for Northlake Capital Management, which owns shares of Disney stock.
“It is in the best interests of both sides to have come to an agreement,” Birenberg said. “Spidey is an important part of what Marvel has been doing in the MCU and seemed to be for what they plan to do. Perhaps for the first time since Iron Man and the first few films after, there is some uncertainty as to the success of future Marvel films, defining success as the ridiculously high bar that the Avengers has set.”
Now in theaters, director Jon Watts’ Spider-Man: Far From Home stars Tom Holland, Samuel L. Jackson, Zendaya, Cobie Smulders, Jon Favreau, JB Smoove, Jacob Batalon and Martin Starr, with Marisa Tomei and Jake Gyllenhaal.
(via The Hollywood Reporter)