In 1998, Marvel offered Sony the movie rights to almost all of their characters including Iron Man, Thor, Black Panther, & Ant-Man for just $25M

Sony counter-offered with $7M for just Spider-Man because they thought 'nobody gives a shit about any of the other Marvel characters' pic.twitter.com/cf6OdR4eRh

— Film Facts 🎬 (@factsonfiIm) February 26, 2021