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Sony Pictures Entertainment Inc. is the American entertainment subsidiary of Sony Entertainment Inc., a subsidiary of Japanese multinational technology and media conglomerate Sony.

Sony Pictures co-produced Spider-Man: Homecoming and Spider-Man: Far From Home with Marvel Studios. They also have co-distribution deals with Disney in Ukraine, Kazakhstan, and Greece. Sony Pictures Entertainment serves as the parent of Columbia Pictures.[1]

History

Founding

Sony Pictures was established 2 years after Sony acquired Columbia Pictures.[2]

Spider-Man

Sony Pictures had been involved with Marvel's Spider-Man franchise before Disney Acquired Marvel. It optioned script versions of a Spider-Man film from Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer via Columbia Pictures in April 1999.[3] The film would eventually become the 2002 Spider-Man film.

References

  1. Sony Pictures History (sonypicturesmuseum.com)
  2. Sony to Pay $3.4 Billion for Columbia Pictures : Japanese Firm Willing to Offer High Price to Get Film, TV Software for Video Equipment It Makes (latimes.com)
  3. "Cameron Spun Out of Spider-Man Movie" - E! (4/5/1999)

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