Re: Do you think Marvel will EVER get the film rights to Spider-Man?
As cool as it would be for this to happen, I'm having trouble, from that article, reaching the interpretation that SM would be included in the deal. What the article says is that SM is part of their entertainment business (of course), and that they might sell up to 20% of that business -- I don't think it specifically says that SM is necessarily part of that percentage.
Which parts get sold would probably have to be further determined, but even if it were done purely randomly, there'd still be a 4:1 chance of SM staying at Sony (since 20% is 1/5th). Unless this deal specifically calls out SM, I'd think Sony would be interested in keeping him in the 80% that they retain.
Still holding out hope though...