Marvel emphatically confirms that Spider-Man won’t be in the Venom movie

Marvel and Sony have been in a bit of a back-and-forth lately, primarily over the latter’s plans to launch a new comic book movie franchise based off of Spider-Man anti-villain Venom. (The thinking, presumably, being that while Sony gave Peter Parker back to Marvel so that he could play around in the MCU, there’s no…

ABC buys multi-generational soap from Nashville producer and former Sony head Amy Pascal

ABC has tapped Nashville producer Taylor Hamra and Pascal Pictures—headed up by former Sony Pictures co-chair Amy Pascal, whose tenure at the studio ended last year in a flurry of hacked emails and Seth Rogen’s old weed funk—for a new multi-generational soap. According to Deadline, the network has offered a script…

Internet prepares to self-destruct as producer options Gamergate book

Threatening to kick this whole “the internet” thing over a cliff and into the eternal, everlasting garbage fire we always knew it might become, film producer and former Sony co-chair Amy Pascal has optioned the rights to Zoe Quinn’s upcoming memoir Crash Override. Subtitled How To Save The Internet From Itself, the…

Deadline is super sorry about that “plague of ethnic actors” story

In the Twitterverse, one man’s raging controversy is another man’s tempest in a tea kettle. But there was a rare near-consensus in the case of Deadline’s controversial story about purported racial casting trends, written by the Hollywood trade publication’s co-editor-in-chief Nellie Andreeva. Andreeva explored the…

Sarah Polley is writing a new Little Women film

Although there’s a new version of Jane Austen’s Pride And Prejudice popping up just about every month, Little Women—Louisa May Alcott’s slightly more moralistic female-centric literary classic—has been largely ignored by Hollywood in recent years. There hasn’t been a big screen version since Winona Ryder took on the…

Sony execs and the stars they’ve insulted respond to ongoing hack

The massive hack of Sony Pictures’ servers has continued to be a never-ending nightmare for the studio, as every new day—and nearly every hour within them—brings the widespread dissemination of matters business and personal across the Internet. These leaks have ranged from the fairly innocuous (internal distaste for…