More interesting Sony news today – thanks to Stillanerd for the heads-up! Earlier this week we noted Sony’s selling of its online games division (MMO’s, not the PS4) and wondered if that meant Sony could be up for selling other things, such as its flailing film division.
Today we get word that Amy Pascal, who once famously said she would “never ever ever” let Spider-Man go from Sony back to Disney, is stepping down as Sony Pictures Entertainment’s co-chair. She will stay on as a producer for other projects, including the all-female Ghostbusters reboot and the limping Spider-Man film franchise. Unless, that is, Sony decides to sell either it or the studios altogether later this year.
As news broke today the Hollywood Reporter took time to mention Pascal’s past successes (the Raimi Spider-films, the Daniel Craig Bond movies, expansion of TV production) but also the more recent poor decision making which preceded the Sony hacking scandal, such as After Earth and White House Down.
With lots of Sony news happening pretty regularly now it becomes harder to resist the urge to read the tea leaves where the Spider-Man franchise is concerned. Stay tuned, Crawlspacers!