Spider-Man will no longer be part of the Marvel films

Spider-Man: Far From HomePowerhouses Sony and Disney have failed to agree about the future of Spider-Man’s involvement in the Marvel Cinematic Universe.

Talks of an agreement had been underway for months, with Disney demanding future films be financed equally between the studios, and Sony wanting to adhere to existing terms, which saw Marvel own 5 percent of first-dollar gross and all merchandising revenue. During the last round of negotiations before talks broke off, Marvel was pushing for 50 percent of first-dollar grosses.

As reported, Disney wanted to scale down the involvement of Marvel’s president Kevin Feige in the movies, due to his workload following Disney’s acquisition of Fox. This means Feige, co-producer of the hit films Spider-Man: Homecoming and Spider-Man: Far From Home starring Tom Holland, will no longer be producing for Sony.

It is unclear what could happen to Spider-Man, as the news may mean Tom Holland will not be returning as the much-loved superhero for quite some time, especially not in the films with the rest of Marvel’s Avengers — owned by Disney.

Sony Pictures released a statement via Twitter on Tuesday evening, announcing the split between the studios.

Sony went on to say, “Kevin is terrific and we are grateful for his help and guidance and appreciate the path he has helped put us on, which we will continue.”

After the news broke out, fans all over the internet erupted in anguish, and ultimately disappointment.

Twitter hashtag #SaveSpiderman was trending worldwide, and the internet broke out into all kinds of memes.


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Additionally, actor Jeremy Renner, who plays Clint Barton (a.k.a Hawkeye), in the Marvel Cinematic Universe tweeted his support for the return of Spider-Man to the MCU.

Sony-Marvel’s latest installment, Spider-Man: Far From Home, has grossed more than $1 billion worldwide, and with the film still playing in theaters, continues to earn more each day.

However, despite two successful Spider-Man movies under Sony’s belt, a third one may be put on hold indefinitely. ~Emily Chavez

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  1. Ross Murray • August 21, 2019 @ 5:25 PM

    Marvel makes good Marvel character movies;Sony hasn’t since ’02. This hurts both sides, but Sony more. For my part, it solidifies my decision to let them go as of “Far From Home”. Farewell, especially the MCU. Your 23 have been a wonderful cinematic ride.

  2. X.x • August 22, 2019 @ 12:08 AM

    Wowwwwwwwww I hope they figure something out, I love Tom as spider-man

  3. Chad • August 22, 2019 @ 10:59 AM

    Here’s hoping they can come to some agreement. Though maybe Marvel can pull in Miles Morales as a new Spiderman (alt universe?)

  4. Barry Magrill • August 23, 2019 @ 12:14 AM

    Hey Sony and Disney
    Given that you guys gross BILLIONS of $$$$ on these movies, money that comes from us by the way, I give you permission to sort out your petty problems and put Spiderman (Tom Holland) back in the MCU or we’re ALL going to stop giving you money. Nuff said.

  5. Snepts • August 23, 2019 @ 4:45 AM

    I’m crushed.

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