80 years ago, a long great tale began. 1939, Martin Goodman’s office, first Marvel Comics was published as a first issue of Timely Comics. They sold more than 80,000 copies about a currently unknown character right now, Human Thorch, to one of the most popular comics about a delightful hero, Iron Man.
What Stan Lee did for superheroes cannot be understated. Lee was the most influential person in Marvel’s history, and for good reason. He changed the way we see and relate to superheroes by making them more appealing to adult audiences; before, superhero comics were largely for children.
In 1977, a “friendly neighbour” Spider Man was presented to the public. He was one of the loveliest superheroes of Stan Lee. Spider man was invented in co-operation with Columbia Pictures and distributed by Sony Pictures releasing. And now we can see the effects of the old deal.
Have you ever seen any films about Spider Man? “Spider Man Far From Home” is the highest grossing film of the year. It’s box office earnings are: $1.111 billion ! As many newspapers say, the director who was crucial to the successes of Homecoming and Far From Home, has only signed with Sony for two films, which are now done.
And now Sony refused to work with Marvel more because they don’t want to share money from such popular films. As usual in our world, our idols are just someone’s business. Our dreams are easy money.
Tom Holland, who played Spider Man for the last 5 years, gave an interview and answered what he thinks about this situation: “We’ve made five great movies,” he said. “It’s been five amazing years. I’ve had the time of my life. Who knows what the future holds? But all I know is that I’m going to continue playing Spider-Man and having the time of my life. It’s going to be so fun, however we choose to do it. The future for Spider-Man will be different, but it will be equally as awesome and amazing, and we’ll find new ways to make it even cooler.”
Everyone knows that all this money wouldn’t belong to these companies, if Spider Man had no fans; sounds crazy, right? No fans, pfff. But the truth is, that Spider Man has one of the biggest fan bases in Marvel&Sony Universals. When people woke up and read information about the conflict, to be sure, they weren’t happy at all. Lots of them are making posts on twitter with #SaveSpiderManFromSony, but most of them do not understand the main problem. Disney demanded for 25% of income from the films, but before they got only 5%. I understand why Sony refused to work with Disney, but as fan, I can’t accept the fact that we will never see our lovely hero in cinema again. After we lost Iron Man, Black Widow, Gamora, Captain America…we don’t want to loose anyone else. These guys were a part of our childhood, of our habitual life.
Personally, I don’t think we lost him forever. Many people love Spider Man. Sony loves money; thinking logically we can guess that it’snot the end of a story. There are too much connections between Spider Man and Avengers. They cant’t just throw it all away. Maybe they will change an actor, maybe only producer, anyway do not give up! Our friendly neighbour will come again, as he has done two times before.