Tom Rothman Will Replace Amy Pascal at Sony

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Tim Rothman and Amy Pascal. Photo: Alberto E. Rodriguez/Getty and Jason Merritt/Getty

Deadline is reporting that TriStar's Tim Rothman will become the new head of Sony Pictures, taking the place of former studio chief Amy Pascal, who left her post earlier this month after the fallout from the Sony hacks (though it wasn't just that). Rothman is known for his long career leading 20th Century Fox — a studio tenure that produced James Cameron's blockbuster hits Avatar and Titanic — though he's also notoriously hands-on when it comes to comic-book films, a genre that has only grown in importance over the last decade. Best of luck, Spider-Man franchise!