So unless you’ve been in a cave or have a social life, you’ve likely heard about the Sony leak.
Enchanting every nerdy message board and inspiring click-bait articles across the web – the Sony leak/hacking has shed a cruel light on the behind-the-scenes of corporate movie-making, one childish and poorly written memo at a time. Fans are shocked on a nearly daily basis as the media mistakes every email brainstorming session for actual movie development – in what has become an embarrassing look behind the curtain of an unprecedented train-wreck.
I tried to be as un-click-bait-y in my title as possible, but let’s be absolutely clear – most of this information is just executives and creative directors brainstorming… and most of it is either really bad or completely out of the realm of possibility. You can find a lot of cool articles with promising titles – but Sony looks to have everything but a concrete plan for the Spider-Man Franchise.
Need Convincing? Here’s the highlights from the last week:
And there’s more… but I’m sure you get the idea: there’s no announcement being leaked here – only the studio’s private, and ultimately, inconsequential considerations. There’s so much going on that you can see Sony is eager to do something to breathe some life into the franchise, but even they are not exactly sure how to do that.
We are getting a candid look at how movies are made; unfiltered scrutinisation of talent, weighing pros and cons of working with Marvel, and a grasp of the many directions that Sony COULD take the movies. Believe it or not – Sony would love us all to forget the entire leaked scripts, insults made about actors they were considering, and most importantly: Spider-Man brainstorming sessions. To help the world forget every half-attempted thought that the studio came up with, Sony Pictures has hired David Boies – the guy who made everyone forget… whatever classy thing it was that Bill Clinton did.
Mr. Boies, chairman of the law firm Boies, Schiller & Flexner, will have his hands full with the massive email hack – most of which are conversations between Sony Co-Chairwoman Amy Pascal and other “top execs”, including a conversation with producer Scott Rudin that exposed “cruel and racially insensitive remarks“. Seriously – this is embarrassing to just read, and a good example of “private” information coming back to bite you.
Long story short? Sony was hacked for what will probably amount to North Korea being upset over “The Interview“, every consideration Sony has made regarding the Spider-Man movie franchise is now public record, and no – that doesn’t mean the next Spider-Man film will be a animated Marvel/Sony/Fox movie about an older spider-man in a Kraven’s Last Hunt storyline featuring the x-men, Fantastic Four, and Captain America that will ultimately climax with a cameo in “Civil War” wherein Aunt May reveals that she will be the new Spider-