Disney Buys Amazing Spider-Man Merchandise Rights: Sony Keeps Movie Deal
created 11/11/2011 - 1:03am
Sony Pictures has the rights to make and distribute Spider-Man movies, as next year the Amazing Spider-Man starring Andrew Garfield will be released.
In 2009, Disney purchased Marvel and aquired the rights to Spider-Man; however, all previous movie related deals remained intact.
With the latest conference call, Iger reveals that Disney has aquired the rights to Spider-Man merchandise in exchange for Sony keep the filming rights.
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The Amazing Spider-Man swings into theaters July 3rd, in 3-D and is directed by Marc Webb starring Andrew Garfield as Peter Parker/Spider-Man, Emma Stone as Gwen Stacy, Rhys Ifans as Dr. Curt Connors/The Lizard, Irrfan Khan as Nels Van Adder, Martin Sheen as Ben Parker, Denis Leary as Captain George Stacy, Sally Field as May Parker and C. Thomas Howell as Ray Cooper.
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