Disney-Sony war heats up, Spider-Man gets ousted from the Marvel Cinematic Universe!
The on-going battle between production houses Sony and Disney over the future of one of the most revered superhero characters of all time, Spider-Man, just got intensified. After months of deliberation, it is being reported that Spider-Man will no longer be part of the Marvel Cinematic Universe.
For the unversed, Sony has been holding the rights of the Spider-Man character for the last two decades since the deal was signed in 1999. Marvel tried to buy the character back without achieving much success, but in 2015, Disney struck a deal with Sony that brought Spider-Man into the Marvel Cinematic Universe thus allowing his presence in the Captain America: Civil War and the Avengers series. Marvel also produced Sony’s Spider-Man movies Homecoming and Far From Home giving creative inputs without pitching in the finances.
While this worked for a while, the deal has now fallen through. As per reports, Disney wanted to co-finance Spider-Man movies for a larger share of profits, meaning they would split the cost of production and profits equally which Sony has reportedly refused.
Reports also claim that Marvel Studio’s head honcho Kevin Feige will no longer make Spidey films anymore. This decision has resulted in a major fan outburst with many wondering what the future holds for the character. Fans believe the franchise would suffer brutally without the MCU’s backing. While some fans are calling for a boycott on the next Spider-Man film, others are urging actor Tom Holland to quit the series as an act of retaliation.
Avengers star Jeremy Renner who plays Hawkeye recently posted, “Hey @sonypictures we want Spider-Man back to @therealstanlee and @marvel please, thank you #congrats #spidermanrocks #please”