Spider-Man Needs to Be Even More Amazing, for Sony's Sake

Spider-Man has never been more important to Sony (NYSE: SNE  ) Pictures than he is right now, says Fool contributor Tim Beyers in the following video.

Why? Sony just ousted marketing president Marc Weinstock as part of what looks like an effort to clean house and start over. The Hollywood Reporter says he may be taking the fall for a series of summer misses, including After Earth and White House Down. Spidey will have to make up the difference when The Amazing Spider-Man 2 hits theaters on May 2, 2014.

There are other potential hits screening between now and then, of course. But investors shouldn't expect too much from the likes of Captain Phillips (Oct. 11) or the remake of the cult hit Robocop (Feb. 7). Amazing Spider-Man 2 is still Sony's best chance to earn meaningful studio profits, Tim says.

Will it be enough to drive the stock higher? What about the long term and Sony's plans for follow-up sequels in 2016 and 2018? Can investors expect enough of a bounty to make Sony a reasonable bet at current prices? Tim addresses these questions and more in the video. Please click to watch now.

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  • Report this Comment On September 29, 2013, at 8:41 AM, rlj1010 wrote:

    I think these studios are going to be in for a shock when all these superhero movies finally start slipping. They've been reliable for the last 10 years or so.... But I'm getting a bit of "superhero movie fatigue", and I know others are too. The bubble will eventually burst.

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