Re: Marvel - The next batch of movies for Avengers 2
Well, Sony is a pretty huge production company and Marvel has reached similar status with numerous success now. Fact is, both companies will want huge returns. If let's say Marvel really wants to add Spiderman to Avengers 2, they'll need to expend a lot to buy the full rights. I don't think any of the companies will want to work in collaboration either.
Originally Posted by NLee
Avengers already made a huge name of itself. Even if Spiderman is added, I don't see the box office numbers of Avengers 2 doubling or tripling that of Avengers. It will most likely be greater but I don't think it will make, let's say $ 4 Billion or so; Spidey in or out! That'll be insane.
So, will Sony and Marvel share the rights and profits? The revenues might not be as profitable. Marvel might think that handing a big percentage of money to Sony is not worth it; when they already got a huge starcast. Not to forget that many of the Avengers stars got huge paychecks. For example, Robert Downey Jr. got a % share on whole revenue of his marvel movies as per his contract. This makes him one of the stars who earned the most these last 5 years. Given the % shares he received upon the excellent successes of Iron Man, Iron Man 2 and Avengers.
In fact, Marvel didn't really liked to share the money with Downey Jr. They will have preferred to hand him a fixed paycheck and end the story. Scarlett and S.L. Jackson are also huge names in Hollywood; so I think they also got quite a hefty paycheck. All that to say, that, it is not so easy to buy or share rights with Sony. Marvel never expected that Iron Man (which was the real catalyst) will be such huge success. Thereby, they never hesitated to sell the rights of Spiderman to Sony (or a matter of fact, F4 to Fox). That sucks!