Activision Investor Relations Press Release
) reveals plans to
continue to create game tie-ins with the Spider-Man movie series through the
year 2017 (at which point actor Tobey McGuire will be 42 years old). Word is:
SANTA MONICA, Calif., Nov 29, 2005 /PRNewswire-FirstCall via COMTEX News
Network/ -- Activision, Inc. (Nasdaq: ATVI) announced today that the company has
signed an agreement with Spider-Man Merchandising L.P., a limited partnership
between Marvel Entertainment, Inc. (NYSE: MVL) and Sony Pictures Consumer
Products Inc., to extend its exclusive worldwide publishing rights to the
phenomenally successful Spider-Man(R) motion pictures through 2017. The license
grants Activision the right to publish entertainment software products based on
subsequent Spider-Man(R) movie sequels or new television series.
Under its current agreement with Spider-Man(R) Merchandising, Activision will
develop and publish interactive entertainment games based on Columbia
Pictures/Marvel Entertainment, Inc.'s upcoming feature film "Spider-Man(R) 3,"
which is set for release in May 2007. To date, Activision has published games
based on "Spider-Man(R)" and "Spider-Man(R) 2".