Sony's attempt to take control of & # 39; Spider-Man & # 39; restricting and possibly removing the superhero completely from Disney's Marvel comic universe was necessary and something that Stan would have appreciated … says his daughter, Joan Celia (JC) Lee .
ICYMI … reported Tuesday that Sony and Disney have reached a standstill in negotiating the future of Spidey under Disney's roof, including any spin-offs / sequels of "Avengers". Insiders told Deadline it was all about money … Disney wanted a 50/50 stake in Spider-Man revenue and also wanted Marvel Honcho Kevin Feige to be the leading hand.
Welp, Sony was supposedly not too exhaustive – they own the rights to "Spider-Man" and had previously partnered with Disney to release these latest movies. That's over now.
As the Lee thinks about it, JC tells us … "Marvel and Disney, who are looking for total control over my dad's creations, need to be reviewed and compensated by others while they still want to make real respect for Stan Lee and his heritage. "AKA … Cameos do not cut it.
It continues … "Whether Sony or anyone else, the constant evolution of Stan's characters and his heritage merits multiple points of view."
Father died, no one from Marvel or Disney reached out to me. From day one, they have made my father's work a commodity and have never shown respect or decency to him or his heir. "
JC's farewell words …" In the end, nobody could have treated my dad worse than Marvel and Disney executives. "