Hollywood hegemony: Spider-Man’s greatest nemesis

Why the breakdown in negotiations between Sony and Marvel Studios isn’t as simple as it seems

Illustration of Tom Holland as Spiderman
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The general narrative among diehards is that Sony needs to “put story over money” — a hypothetical restructuring of priorities that essentially requires Sony to hand over its highest-earning property to Disney, no matter the cost or ramifications.
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To infinity and beyond

But, I told myself, if Thor could handle having to battle the Hulk on a trash planet, I could handle UC Berkeley. And so I did. I closed out my mostly joyful, occasionally thorny freshman year at Cal, feeling like a newly-minted adult.
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Remembering comic book revolutionary Stan Lee

Lee brought the idea of superheroes with ordinary characteristics into the mainstream, a trope that led to the large-scale popularization of his stories. With that came the widespread consumption of his comics and, eventually, films.
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Why ‘Venom’ lacks any real bite

Somewhere between witnessing a sweaty Tom Hardy chomp on a live lobster and seeing the character of Venom soulfully tell Eddie Brock that he’d made him change his mind about humanity, I realized that “Venom” was not the version of the story that I’d grown up with.
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