The Biggest Winners And Losers In Movies In 2017 So Far
After a breakneck start to the year, Hollywood has backslid into one of the worst summer slumps in its history. Here are the actors, filmmakers, studios, and franchises that have reason to celebrate, and the ones that really, really, really can’t wait for 2017 to be over.
Tom Rothman Will Replace Amy Pascal As New Chairman Of Sony Motion Picture Group
After nearly 15 years in the position, one of the longest-serving studio chiefs in recent Hollywood history will form her own production company at the studio. UPDATE: Now, Rothman has been announced as Pascal's successor.
Sony Pictures Is Looking For Alternative Platforms To Release "The Interview"
UPDATE: In a statement, the film studio said, "Let us be clear – the only decision that we have made with respect to release of the film was not to release it on Christmas Day ... It is still our hope that anyone who wants to see this movie will get the opportunity to do so."
The X-Men Will Not Be Teaming Up With Spider-Man Despite Appearing In "Spider-Man 2" Credits
Corporate dealmaking led to the teaser for X-Men: Days of Future Past appearing at the end of The Amazing Spider-Man 2, but Fox and Sony will not be uniting Marvel Comics' web-slinger and mutant superheroes.
Spider-Man Movie Universe Expanding With "Venom," "Sinister Six" Films
Sony Pictures has hired the writers of Star Trek Into Darkness, Men in Black, Cloverfield, and Fringe to transform the Spider-Man franchise into a Marvel Studios-style mega-franchise. The Amazing Spider-Man 3 is also already in the works.