Marvel, Sony, Disney, and now Russo Brothers’ AGBO, Tom Holland is quickly becoming the hottest property in Hollywood.
Russo brothers introduced the fan favourite Tom Holland as Spider-man in MCU’s Captain America: Civil War in 2016. Now, Russo brothers seem to be relying on Tom Holland’s spidey sense in their attempt to steal the cherry from the top of the cake.
Highlights! Everyone wants a piece of Tom Holland
- Tom Holland’s Cherry venture with Russo Brothers
- Russo brothers & Tom Holland over the years
- Sony’s Spider-man vs MCU’s Spider-man
- The Real Sony-Marvel Deal
Tom Holland is popularly known for his role as Spider-man in the Marvel Cinematic Universe. The movie marks a first in the history of Marvel Studio to launch their friendly neighbourhood Spider-man in a standalone movie.
After the success of Spider-man: Far From Home, Holland is gearing up next to star in Russo Brothers’ non-superhero venture, Cherry. It will be an interesting change of pace for the filmmakers who in 2019 produced Chadwick Boseman starrer non-superhero movie, 21 Bridges.
Tom Holland’s Cherry Venture with Russos’ Brothers
Tom Holland decided to take a break from Instagram for the reason that he started filming Cherry with Joe and Anthony Russo. The shooting started in October 2019, and a release date hasn’t been announced yet. The movie will be based on a novel written by Nico Walker.
The novel chronicles the life of a young man who drops out of college to enlist in the Army. Eventually, he goes on to fight in the war in Iraq, as a result, he returns home suffering from PTSD (Post Traumatic Stress Disorder).
Suffering from this disorder, Nico Walker (Tom Holland) gets involved in drugs. The story is based on the author, Nico Walker himself who is an army veteran and how he struggles with heroin addiction and eventually attempts a bank robbery. The 34-year-old author is currently serving an 11-year prison sentence for bank robbery. Walker’s debut novel has been adapted into a script by Jessica Goldberg.
Russo Brothers’ Spider-man & Tom Holland over the years
Marvel bought the sharing rights of Sony’s Spider-man in a 5 projects deal and decided to launch during the Infinity Saga under Russo brothers. Tom Holland made his appearance on the big screen along with the Avengers in Captain America: Civil War. The audience instantly went gaga over Tom Holland’s Spider-man.
When the news surfaced that Sony might pull Spider-man out of the shared universe millions of fans worldwide were heartbroken. Eventually, when an agreement was settled upon by the studios, fans breathed a sigh of relief. Sony- Marvel came to a new agreement with a two-movie deal this time, one stand-alone and one crossover.
Marvel Studios President Kevin Feige said in a press release obtained by Bustle that he is thrilled that Spider-man’s journey in the MCU will continue and everybody in the Marvel Studios is very excited that ‘we got to keep working on it.’
Sony’s Spider-man Vs MCU’s Spider-man
With great power, comes great responsibility.
This dialogue would remind you of Peter Parker’s uncle Ben. It was 2002 and Tobey Maguire played the role of Spider-man. This was the first instalment in the Spider-man Trilogy and a first by Sony as the distributor of Spider-man movies. As a matter of fact, each movie in this trilogy earned around $ 800 Million in the box office.
Again in 2012, The Amazing Spider-man was released. It was a reboot to the Spider-man franchise. Andrew Garfield played the role of Spider-man. There was no reason to do it all over again. It was pointless to make the sequel. In 2014, Sony released the second instalment of The Amazing Spider-man. The audience did not like the movie very much and it was the end of the expected trilogy.
The Real Sony-Marvel Deal
The original Spider-man deal was initiated in 2014. Marvel approached Sony Pictures with an offer to share Spider-man. Sony would retain the rights in full but Marvel would produce a new series of Spider-man films on their behalf with Kevin Feige as the producer.
The deal covered 5 films. Tom Holland’s Spider-man: Homecoming turned out to be a huge success. Eventually, Spider-man joins The Avengers: Infinity War. Both standalone movies, Spider-man Homecoming, as well as Spider-man: Far From Home, took the box office by storm and as a result, the box office collection crossed the $ 1 Billion mark.
With Sony holding the full rights of Spider-man, you never know what future holds for our friendly neighbourhood Spider-man.