An excerpt from The Story of Marvel Studios: The Making of the Marvel Cinematic Universe has revealed the details regarding the top-secret deal that was done by the Marvel Studios with Sony Pictures in order to obtain the rights of fan-favorite superhero character Spiderman after Sony Pictures Amazing Spiderman film series, starring Andrew Garfield in the lead role of web-slinger also known as Peter Parker didn't perform well commercially as well as critically. The story in the book also discloses the details as to how the superhero-based franchise Marvel Studios tried to figure out a plan to once again take back the character rights and introduce him in the Marvel Cinematic Universe as a reboot rather than continuing with Garfield's version of the web-slinger.
"With not time to spare, Feige announced an 'all hands on deck' situation: Every executive producer at Marvel studios had to be a part of a secret, two-day-long, off-site retreat, held in a rented hotel space in Santa Monica," the book reads. "No one else at Marvel Studios was told about what they were doing, just that it was a 'get-together.'"
It adds, "In that closed room, two questions were posed: If there were an opportunity to broker some kind of deal with Sony, how would it work? And if they leveraged something like a five-picture deal, what stories would they want to tell?"
While the book only talks about the five-picture deal that was done between the studios, the fans know that later on, both Marvel and Sony agreed to extend it into a six-picture deal after a lot of negotiations.
The fans couldn't be more excited as they will get to enjoy their favorite superhero Spiderman teaming up with Doctor Strange in Spiderman: No Way Home to take the superhero lovers through an enjoyable ride.
Although the film will explore the multiverse and therefore will open unlimited possibilities in the MCU, but it will be the last film in the Spiderman film series as previously revealed by 25-year-old Tom Holland himself, who will be leading the Spiderman: No Way Home in the role of Spiderman.
"We were all treating [No Way Home] as the end of a franchise, let's say, I think if we were lucky enough to dive into these characters again, you'd be seeing a very different version. It would no longer be the Homecoming trilogy. We would give it some time and try to build something different and tonally change the films. Whether that happens or not, I don't know. But we were definitely treating [No Way Home] like it was coming to an end, and it felt like it," Holland explained to EW.
In addition to Tom Holland in the role of Peter Parker aka Spiderman, Spiderman: No Way Home features Zendaya in the role of MJ, Benedict Cumberbatch in the role of Doctor Strange, Jon Favreau in the role of Harold "Happy" Hogan, Jacob Batalon in the role of Ned Leeds, Marisa Tomei in the role of May Parker, J. B. Smoove in the role of Julius Dell, Alfred Molina in the role of Otto Octavius also known as Doctor Octopus, and Jamie Foxx in the role of Max Dillon also known as Electro.
Jon Watts serves as the director of the much-anticipated film with the story written by Chris Mckenna and Erik Sommers and it is a sequel to Spiderman: Far From Home released in 2019. Spiderman: No Way Home after a lot of delays, is set to arrive in theatres on December 17, 2021.