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Spider-Gwen Creators Not Allowed to Make "New" Characters Because Sony Would Own the Movie Rights

Written by Jude Terror on Friday, July 31 2015 and posted in News with Benefits

Spider-Gwen Creators Not Allowed to Make

Ike Perlmutter's corporate vendetta is still the law of the land at Marvel.

Source: Bleeding Cool

Marvel may have cuckolded Sony Pictures by taking over creative control of their Spider-Man movie franchise, but that doesn't mean they're letting up on their ruthless campaign to spite anyone who owns rights to their characters by placing massive editorial restrictions on their own comic books. The latest report comes via Bleeding Cool, which got it from the Superior Spider-Talk podcast, where Spider-Gwen co-creator Robbi Rodriguez revealed:

There's like a big rule [...] we can't really create new characters in Spider-Gwen because the movie rights aren't officially fully licensed by Marvel. Whatever we create in Spider-Gwen, Sony gets first crack at those characters. So that's why we start doing what we call 'sampling.' We'll sample ideas that we have and slap them on to a new character. Say, we have Luke Cage, which I think we are planning on using, it has to be Luke Cage in name only. He is a new idea that we've had, for a new character.


Bleeding Cool notes that Dan Slott seems to be allowed to make new characters, but since Slott sucks so much, Marvel is probably hoping they will help to tank Sony and send the Spider-Man rights back to Marvel. Boom! Take that, Slott!

Marvel has long been rumored to be trying to sabotage the Fantastic Four and the X-Men because the movie rights are owned by Fox. The motivation is a longstanding vendetta from billionaire Ike Perlmutter, who believes the enjoyment of fans is a weapon to be wielded in his 1%er blood feud, though Marvel Vice President of Being a Dick on Social Media Tom Brevoort denies the claims.


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