Sony studio head Tom Rothman made a rare stop along the press line during the May 30 premiere Spider-Man: About the Spider-Versewhere he told The Hollywood Reporter that when it comes to the WGA, he’s, “Always hopeful, and that’s all you can do is hope for the best and plan for the worst. Of course everyone would like to see a solution, that would be best for all involved.”
Rothman said Sony’s productions haven’t derailed – although development has – and when it comes to the other guilds, such as SAG, he has the same hope that it will be resolved before a strike hits. “I’m always hopeful. In my job you have to be hopeful,” he added, and when asked to weigh in on hot button issues like AI, he remained tight-lipped, saying: ” I’m not smart enough to know.”
One more thing Rothman is hopeful about: Landing Quentin Tarantino’s latest (and reportedly last) movie The film criticafter Tarantino told Deadline at Cannes that he would likely work with Sony on the movie “because they’re the last game in town that’s just absolutely, utterly committed to the theatrical experience.”
Asked about his reaction, Rothman remarked, “I read that” before adding, “I hope so.”
This story first appeared in the June 7 issue of The Hollywood Reporter magazine. Click here to subscribe.