Is Spider-Man really leaving the MCU? Marvel-Sony drama causes fan panic; Tom Holland has portrayed Spider-Man in 5 MCU movies so far - but will the Marvel Superhero be taken away by Sony?
Our Spidey sense is tingling.
As reports of a Sony-Marvel deal to extend their partnership onSpider-Manexisting within the MCU apparently falling apart, issues turned even more uncertain as further reports suggested issues were salvageable as negotiations were still ongoing, according toVariety.
So far, Marvel Studios have taken a 5% cut of the first-dollar gross but now want to go for a 50-50 financing deal withSony Pictures, which the latter apparently balked at.
Regardless,Tom Hollandwill return with Spider-Man: Homecoming andSpider-Man: Far From Homedirector Jon Watts for further films with Sony Pictures, but whether the crossover with the Marvel Cinematic Universe continues remains a bit of a waiting game.
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Now, Sony Pictures havetweeted: "Much of today's news about Spider-Man has mischaracterized recent discussions about Kevin Feige's involvement in the franchise. We are disappointed, but respect Disney's decision not to have him continue as a lead producer of our next live action Spider-Man film.
"We hope this might change in the future, but understand that the many new responsibilities that Disney has given him -- including all their newly added Marvel properties -- do not allow time for him to work on IP they do not own.
"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."
Resultantly, fans on social media have turned out in droves to support the Marvel Comics character remaining in the MCU.
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Taking to Twitter, one fan wrote: "Spider-Man not being in the MCU anymore is possibly the worst news I've ever received"
Another fan passionately advocated: "Okay,@SonyPicturesand@MarvelStudioscan we please#SaveSpiderManbecause I really really love my@TomHolland1996Spider-Man and I didn't go through the trauma of passing Iron Man's torch onto a new generation of heroes for nothing"
One audience member expressed: "Sony are the biggest losers in the Spider-Man break up Far from home is Sony's biggest movie ever, it made about $1.1b"
Meanwhile, another said Disney was expecting too much of Sony: "okay first THIS IS NOT SONY'S F**KING FAULT stop blaming Sony for it, Disney got greedy and started asking for more money second, they aren't exactly obliged to keep spider-man in the mcu, to them it's just a business deal stop shitting on Sony"
Finally, some urged caution in relation to the whole issue: "Initially got angry at Sony, but financially it makes complete sense for them to pull out. Marvel wanted 50/50, and unless MCU Spider-Man 3 makes above $1.6B, Sony make a lot less than even the poorer performing Spidey films. Disney need to stop playing hardball."
One person had something important to say, though: "I feel like I'm actuallllly dying because Spider-Man: Homeless."
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Tom Holland in Spider-Man Far From Home
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Peter sheds a tear