The late Stan Lee — that co-created ‘Spider-Man’ — would certainly’ve mored than happy over the information that Sony pumped the brakes on offering Disney control of his personality … so states his child.
Sony’s transfer to restrict control over ‘Spider-Man’ — and also possibly get rid of the superhero totally from Disney’s Marvel Comic Universe — is one that was required and also something Stan would certainly have valued … so states his child, Joan Celia (JC) Lee.
ICYMI … records emerged Tuesday that Sony and also Disney got to a dead stop in negotiating Spidey’s future under Disney’s umbrella, consisting of any type of ‘Avengers’ spin-offs/sequels. Insiders informed Deadline it was everything about loan … Disney desired a 50/50 risk in ‘Spider-Man’-relevant profits, as well as likewise desired Marvel top dog Kevin Feige to be the leading hand.
Welp, Sony was supposedly not as well down with that — they possess the civil liberties to ‘Spider-Man,’ and also previously had actually partnered with Disney to crank out these last couple of movies. That’s throughout currently.
As for exactly how the Lees really feel regarding it, JC informs us … “Marvel and Disney seeking total control of my father’s creations must be checked and balanced by others who, while still seeking to profit, have genuine respect for Stan Lee and his legacy.” Also Known As … cameos don’t suffice.
She takes place … “Whether it’s Sony or someone else’s, the continued evolution of Stan’s characters and his legacy deserves multiple points of view.”
“When my father died, no one from Marvel or Disney reached out to me. From day one, they have commoditized my father’s work and never shown him or his legacy any respect or decency.”
JC’s parting words … “In the end, no one could have treated my father worse than Marvel and Disney’s executives.”