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i learned that in 1998 Sony had the chance
to buy the rights to almost every Marvel
Character for 25 million. They opted to only
buy the rights to Spider-Man forjust 7
million, stating, “Nobody gives a shit about
the other Marvel characters.” (5)
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    • Were they tho?
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    • Nobody gave a shit until Robert Downey Jr. was Iron Man
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    • At the time they were right, RDJ is the only reason anyone gives a shit about Iron Man who was a B-list character at best back then. I remember when Spidey, Wolverine, and the Hulk were the only popular Marvel characters.
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    • Sony would have fucked all of it up
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    • That just shows how well Disney handled their franchise. Now even fucking Groot is a household name.
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    • Barleyy 26 may
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    • If sony acquired the rest back then all the characters wouldn’t be as popular today anyway
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    • Why the Toby McGuire Spiderman was the best
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    • Imagine how bad the mcu would be if Sony was in charge
      dicnean 27 may
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    • Nobody would give a shit about the other marvel characters if Sony bought them all in 98
      Wicks 27 may
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    • Ironman > Captain America
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    • Damn, imagine if they did? Nobody would like the MCU because Sony would shoehorn in as much as possible without caring about a cohesive story (like Andrew Garfield's Spider-Man movies and the 3rd Raimi Spider-Man movie)
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    • imagine mcu via Sony. Tom Cruise as Iron man playing father figure to Toby McGuire as Toby shoves pizza down Thanos’ thoat (as played by Ron Pearlman)
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    • They were right before MCU no one gave a fuck. And if the movies werent as excellent as they were, if they turned out as trash as most DC movies theyd still be a poor investment.
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    • SpiderGuy 26 may
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    • A decent iron man game would be nice though.
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    • I don’t think the MCU would have worked as well if they had Spider-Man from the start. Having to rely on B-listers meant they had to try harder since they couldn’t rely on names alone.
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    • Ok, what every retard here doesn’t understand is that at the time, absolutely 0 people gave a shit about Marvel except for fat sweaty nerds. Spider-Man was basically their only hero on the same level as Superman and Batman.
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    • At the time, no one wanted to see Marvel characters on the big screen, except Spider-Man. We changed our views in 2008, when Iron Man showed us that (almost) any character (cough cough Captain Marvel) could make a good movie.
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    • If Sony had been behind the marvel movies that statement wouldve been true
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    • If Sony had bought them it’s likely that would have remained true
      buck147 26 may
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    • If Sony owned all the marvel characters, it would still be true.
      johntdeck 26 may
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    • Honestly though name another Character who has as much games like Spiderman does.
      TramTrane 26 may
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    • The current mcu wouldn't exist if they had they never would have thought it up so be glad things played out the way they did
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    • Iron man, in concept, is debatable, but definitely nothing compared to Spiderman. He's the most interesting hero. There's a good reason his comics were incredibly popular. He's the perfect balance between powerful and able to be fought fairly.
      Lovem 26 may
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    • If Sony had obtained the rights to all marvel characters in 1998, there would be no avengers saga.
      inVeRSlon 26 may
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    • Let's be honest if Sony had the characters they would've fucked it up
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    • I’m just glad that they didn’t buy, let’s be honest, until recently Sony has made some pretty shitty movies
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    • PorkSword 26 may
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    • 18 BILLION dollars in MCU profits later Sony is eating their words
      Rexorz 26 may
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    • I mean I'd want an ironman videogame like the one sony made for spiderman...
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    • Died 26 may
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    • Thats nothing - paramount owned them, made thor, iron man & incredible hulk then practically GAVE them to Disney for $15m just before avengers released.
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    • Unpopular opinion... Deadpool is so much better than Spider-Man.
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    • I'd play an iron man game but other than that, spiderman is the only MCU character worth a game
      McSutt 28 may
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    • If Sony did buy them nobody would give a shit today either
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    • Thank God because every Sony Marvel movie was mediocre they were fun to watch but total crap compared to the MCU
      V_rock 26 may
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    • I'm actually super impressed with the way they handled all the Avengers in the mcu because in the comics the avengers are kinda lame. Definitely not as cool as the Justice League. But the movie avengers are miles better than the movie Justice League. So good on em
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    • Fuck you 3000
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    • At the time tho, they were right. Every super hero movie besides the first two Tim burton batman movies were hard flops until spiderman in 2001
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    • That’s good because Sony sucks at making movies
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    • At the time they were right. And without things working the way they did it would have stayed that way. If Sony bought it, it would have never been like now
      Biggs_ 26 may
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    • They were right. Marvel made ppl care about them now through the movies and making their comic book counterparts based around sed movies. But yeah back then no one gave a fuck.
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    • 40 billion plus later...
      Howie_Cat 26 may
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    • Unpopular opinion: best marvel movies were made under Sony, people just don’t acknowledge it because of TASM2 being considered bad
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    • It's about presentation. At the time, on a large scale, no one cared yes. But now after all the movies and character development, this box of scraps turned into gold
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    • I want y’all to keep in mind that Sony never would’ve taken on a massive, decade long project like the MCU. They would just sell off the rights one by one and we never would’ve seen something as epic as any of the Avengers movies
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    • Ifunny, that’s very hypocritical since y’all constantly feature marvel memes 36 times a day
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    • False
      JCacc 26 may
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    • They wouldn’t have been able to pull off what the mcu did tho. So looking at their own abilities, they were right.
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    • Spider-Man as an intellectual property hy himself has still made more money in merchandising than the entirety of the MCU.
      Dinophobe 26 may
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    • That's about as retarded as Nintendo is for cancelling their plans to work with Sony on building a disc based console called the PlayStation. Woops.
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    • Imagine a Thor captain marvel or iron man game to the same standard as Spider-Man ps4.... would be so cool
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    • Yep, they also tried to keep spiderman when Disney offered to buy it fairly, they declined, disney then told them they could sale it or they would buy all of Sony and shut it all down just to get the rights, they sold spiderman to disney.
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    • Iron man
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    • I like how thor is a marvel character but yet another company could also just use him and say it's because of their religion
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    • They really should make it MCU avengers video game...and no I’m not talking marvel alliance
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    • Should've bought just spiderman, thor, and iron man and they would be all set
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    • Iron man>anyone else
      zurtle 28 may
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    • I don’t know who hurt you, but you need to take that negativity elsewhere
      gckffhjbb 28 may
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    • For example, Captain Marvel
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    • They actually were right. It was a lot of work to get the mcu to the way it was and they put a lot of work into it.
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    • very sad we couldnt get ourselves an iron man game series
      Second0 26 may
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    • They still wouldn’t have been able to make the money that Disney is making with marvel
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    • That was before most superhero movies were successful
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    • But Deadpool tho...
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    • it’s almost like they were right at the time, and things can change
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    • I wouldn't of minded a Thor game, y'know...
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    • Hulk is still being held hostage by Universal from 2003
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    • Sony has had the most missed opportunities and have only capitalized on few Spider-Man pictures. The fact that they don’t have any rights is good news because they can’t shit on what we look forward to watch in theatres.
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    • It's more about how the movies are made rather than the actual characters. Antman is kind of a dumb comic character but the movies are fun. Just like spiderman is a good comic character but the Sony movies were kind of shit.
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    • They were right, at the time anyway.
      Sharknana 26 may
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    • No one wouldve if sony made the MCU
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    • To be dead honest, that was true. It wasn’t till the MCU did they really get big and more likely than not, Sony would’ve never done a cinematic universe and instead, fuck up everything.
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    • Too bad the amazing spiderman 1 and 2 were ass.
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    • Key word is “were” they played it safe and ended up losing big. Honestly would have destroyed the universe if they did buy it
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    • If it wasn’t for the Sam Raimi Spider-Man movies, superhero movies wouldn’t be anywhere near as popular as they are now. So I mean, Sony wasn’t wrong, at the time.
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    • Well...that thought didn't age too well huh?
      skibabyl 26 may
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    • Yes, I’m sure Sony and their brilliant movie design ideas such as the Emoji Movie and... their Spider Man movies (though they’re were some memorial moments and such, but.. come on. Just look at it *points at crying Peter and Rhino*).
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    • Idk how real this is because obviously the quote is fake, but to be fair I bet it would have been nowhere near as successful if they had bought the heroes instead of marvel studios forming and creating the mcu. Sony would have made a bunch of stand alone movies and the trend would have died.
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    • Marvel literally built the MCU without Spider-Man and made so much fucking money while Sony piddle fucked around, that marvel was able to go to them and say “hey we need those right back” and Sony did it so they could actually get some good money off the property
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    • "they were right" 🤣😂
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    • I mean back then that was true. It was what Marvel did with the characters that gave them value. Sony did a good job with Spiderman, and if they had tried to do the same with others, it might not have panned out like it has now.
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    • Marvels characters such as iron man were b listers. Thor was an A lister. Spider-Man was A lister and above all marvel characters. When the movies came out, only then a lot of people got into it, hence why iron man was main character in avengers movie. Captain American was second.
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    • A lot of the characters werent that popular at the time. So many writers and actors turned down Iron Man(2008) because they didnt think the character was big enough and that the movie would bomb.
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    • Most of the marvel characters who we know and love today were b-list characters that marvel happened to own when Disney started making movies, because marvel sold off all their good characters to avoid bankruptcy
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    • Oh fuck off deadpool and iron man are way better than this lame ass
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    • so Sony had the chance to make DC and Marvel actual rivals
      Ingram 29 may
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    • Sony's Spider Man Trilogy starring Tobey McGuire>MCU
      chorizero 29 may
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    • They probably would've fucked it up somehow
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