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.
Sony Pictures was established 2 years after Sony acquired Columbia Pictures.
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. The film would eventually become the 2002 Spider-Man film.