Sony Pictures

Sony film head's fighting words for Netflix show he's bullish on 'Blade Runner,' 'Jumanji' and 'Spider-Man'

Sony film head's fighting words for Netflix show he's bullish on 'Blade Runner,' 'Jumanji' and 'Spider-Man'

“Netflix, my ass.”

Those were the fighting words Sony Pictures Film Chairman Tom Rothman threw out in front of hundreds of movie theater owners here Monday night, boasting about the studio’s upcoming slate.

While Sony unveiled footage from a handful of blockbuster hopefuls — an adaptation of Stephen King’s “Dark Tower,” a reboot of the kids’ flick “Jumanji” and the new “Spider-Man” flick — the executive was most bullish about this summer’s “Blade Runner 2049.”

Rothman made his Netflix diss after footage from the new Denis Villeneuve film played, insinuating that the movie’s theatrical experience will exceed anything offered on the streaming site. (Sony, by the way, is...

74°