Wikileaks.org has posted the Sony e-mails. At Bleeding Cool, we have been reading a few.
Such as Drew Goddard‘s plans to use the Savage Land in Sinister Six. The Marvel land in Antarctica which dinosaurs and save humans still live. It first appeared in Marvel Mystery Comics #22 in 1941, but first named in X-Men #10. So who gets to use it in the films, with licenses for various titles in competition?
On October 29th 2014, Sony exec Rachel O’Connor says
tom cohen said it is not part of the xmen grant
Which means its part of Marvel Studios. Which was unfortunate if Sony wanted to use it in the Spider-Man films. So on the 20th October, Sony’s Amy Pascal laid down the law.
I suggest you guys get in a room this morning and go over drews pitch and what is in savage land comics and make sure we are okay and not in a situation where they can find any foot faults. We have known for weeks that drew was setting his story on a tropical island with dinosaurs and time travel portals. We can not be in a vulnerable position in anyway
In this story. This is top priority
Before we call Ike
Or just this am
When I was in my way to the meeting last night
Rachel told me to be very general about mentioning islands with dinosaurs. So I said hold on ….we knew we didn’t have savage land and this was all checked with legal Ect ….she said of course michael marahall and Amy Wolfson said it was fine there are lots of islands with dinosaurs but her spidey kicked off and now mine is. I’m sure it’s fine
And Imthere might be adjustments . I had a complete overreaction to this with everyone last night before My meeting with Kevin and was reassured that we were in the clean… And I’m sure it’s fine but something is bothering me still Cuz of course I know Ike but so does Aimee Wolfson .
Didn’t want to not mention it to you.
I don’t have to tell you how confident we need to be in out position with Ike
With Amy telling Sony’s Michael Lynton,
I could be over reacting but we have known this for weeks .long before thy came in to pitch drew has been talking about dinosaurs and fictional tropical islands. I can’t believe anyone would have allowed us to go forward if there was a problem and yet something is bothering me
Of course with the new deal between Marvel and Sony, maybe we’ll get an Official Savage Land in Sinister Six now….
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