Lately, Sony and Disney seemed to see eye to eye over terms regarding the Spider-Man property, that is, until the two companies reached an impasse they couldn’t overcome.
The Sony-Disney deal maintained that Sony would only get money from their own Spider-Man movies and the MCU Spider-Man movies. This means that they didn’t get any money off of the three films that Spider-Man appeared in: Captain America: Civil War, Avengers: Infinity War, and Avengers: Endgame. Disney and Sony both appeared fine with this deal until Disney came up to Sony with a new deal. This new deal consisted of a 50/50 deal which said that Disney would not only make money off of the MCU Spider-Man, but they also wanted to have a percentage of the Sony Spider-Man movies. Sony refused the deal, which resulted in the split.
Sony confirmed that Kevin Feige, president of Marvel Studios and film producer for “Spider-Man: Far From Home”, would no longer involve himself with the Spider-Man movies from here on out.
“I’m feeling about Spider-Man gratitude and joy. We got to make five films within the MCU with Spider-Man: two standalone films and three with the Avengers,” Feige said. “It was a dream that I never thought would happen. It was never meant to last forever.”
After a little bit of silence, Spider-Man: Far From Home actor Tom Holland finally spoke on the split.
“I’ve truly had the time of my life, and in so many respects, they have made my dreams come true as an actor,” Holland said. “The legacy and future of Spidey rests in Sony’s safe hands.”
The Russo Brothers, directors of Avengers: Infinity War”and Avengers: Endgame, spoke about the ordeal too. The featured character appeared in both of their latest, money-making films.
“I think that’s why Joe and I are not so surprised that there’s been a falling out, because it was so hard to make it happen in the first place,” Anthony Russo said. “It was always a complicated marriage. We’re thrilled that we got to introduce a new version of Spider-Man to the world and we’re grateful for the time we had with the character. In terms of how it moves forward, we can’t comment beyond saying it’s complicated.”
Spider-Man fans erupted in outrage after news broke of the deal. Angry and frustrated commentators littered social media in the immediate days after.
“I think that Spider-Man is a great hero and he has shown a lot of growth in the MCU on his journey to becoming the next Iron Man,” said animation student Jonathan Sanchez. “So they’re leaving us on a cliffhanger by taking him out of the MCU.”
While Spiderman’s fate remains uncertain, the pressure put on by social media could perhaps breathe new life for Peter Parker.