This morning we saw a comment from Spider-Man’s Jacob Batalon on the Sony-Disney situation, and now there’s a brand new quote from Tom Holland about the whole drama. And this one is interesting.
Tom Holland did an interview with GQ, and they have updated the interview with a comment from him on the Sony-Disney split:
“I’ve truly had the time of my life, and in so many respects, they have made my dreams come true as an actor. Sony has also been really good to me, and the global success of Spider-Man: Far From Home is a real testament to their support, skill and commitment. The legacy and future of Spidey rests in Sony’s safe hands. I really am nothing but grateful, and I’ve made friends for life along the way.”Tom Holland in GQ September 3, 2019
The “Safe Hands” he’s referring too is the current Sony Pictures that has Tom Rothman as a chairman. When he was in charge of Fox, his “Safe Hands” were responsible for:
- Slashing the budget on the first X-Men movie and moving its release date up from December to June in an attempt to make it fail so Fox could be rid of the superhero franchise before it started. The movie went on to be a huge hit. Oops.
- Rushing X-Men: The Last Stand into production under Brett Ratner after Bryan Singer went to make Superman Returns as a final attempt to kill the franchise.
- Cut a half hour out of Daredevil to try to make it more light-hearted and like Spider-Man. This was Daredevil…
- Slashing the budget of Elektra.
- Turning Galactus into a cloud in Fantastic Four: Rise of the Silver Surfer.
- Sewing Deadpool’s mouth shut in X-Men Origins: Wolverine.
- Preventing 20th Century Fox from producing the Deadpool movie.
- Green-lighting the 2015 Fantastic Four at the last minute just to prevent the rights from reverting to Marvel.
If all of those sound like great decisions for superhero movies, then I guess you can call Sony “Safe Hands” for Spider-Man. Everyone else knows how bad things can potentially get if a future deal isn’t worked out for the webslinger.