Last Updated: 21st August, 2019
Spider-Man Leaving MCU: In a stunning flip of events, Marvel Studios can no longer be attached to the production of Spider-Man Movies. President of Marvel Studios Kevin Feige has withdrawn from creating future Spider-Man films allegedly due to disputes between Sony and Marvel‘s parent company Disney over sharing the revenue from movies starring the cyber-slinging hero.
A Sony spokesperson person confirmed the news a short while ago. The studio said it was “disappointed” that Feige would no longer act as lead producer of Spider-Man films.
“Much of today’s news regarding Spider-Man has mischaracterized recent discussions regarding Kevin Feige’s involvement within the franchise. We are discomfited, but a respect Disney’s decision not to have him continue as a leader producer of our next live action Spider-Man film,” in a remark received solely from The Hollywood Reporter, the spokesman said.
Tony Stark looking down from heaven and seeing his death for spider man was in vain pic.twitter.com/69iJpWaNlH
— TEGI (@TegiOfficial) August 21, 2019
However, sources told Deadline that the deal allegedly ended after the two sides failed in order to reach an agreement which could have given Marvel a future co-financing stake. According to the Deadline, Sony rebuffed a Disney offer to “be a 50/50 co-financing agreement between the studios for future Spider-Man films.”
Tony Stark died for Peter Parker to live. Just for us to lose Spider-Man anyways.
Sony, this clip is for you? pic.twitter.com/ismti9szpn
— AL (@AtiefOn7) August 21, 2019
The sources added that Sony, led by Tom Rothman and Tony Vinciquerra, came back with other configurations, but Disney didn’t want to do that.
Spider-Man was one amongst the largest additions to the Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU). Marvel Studios and Sony first agreed on a deal over Spider-Man in 2015, which allowed becoming part of the hugely popular MCU, Peter Parker aka Spider-Man. Sony, nevertheless, preserved the character rights and was responsible for financing, distributing, and “final creative control.”
What it felt like hearing the news that Spider-Man is out of the MCU pic.twitter.com/3LC0QVryRy
— Brett S. Vergara (@BrettSVergara) August 20, 2019
Tom Holland originates his debut because the wall-crawler in MCU in 2016’s Captain America: Civil War and went on to recapitulate his role in Marvel’s Avengers: Infinity War and Avengers: Endgame, apart from two successful standalone films- Spider-Man: Homecoming and Spider-Man: Far From Home, that mostly received widespread critical acclaim at the box office and became the largest-grossing all-time film by Sony.
— c (@ccav13_) August 20, 2019
Needless to mention, Marvel fans are heartbroken about Peter Parker possibly aka Spider-Man Leaving MCU. Many are having hassles imagining Spider-Man films in the absence of that MCU association.
sony trying to write another tom holland spider-man movie without mcu references pic.twitter.com/di9apGbfus
— josie met jake (fan acc) (@mihsterio) August 20, 2019
— 정국’s lara ? (@_coffeejungkook) August 21, 2019
i’m sorry i’m trying to imagine the 3rd spidey film with it completely ignoring the mcu and just pretending that spider-man was never a part of marvel like,,, make it make sense lmfao pic.twitter.com/06orZkUWns
— claire is boycotting sony (@RUEBENNETTT) August 20, 2019
“I’m sorry, I am attempting to imagine the 3rd Spidey film with it utterly ignoring the MCU, and simply dissembling that Spider-Man was ne’er a vicinity of Marvel,” wrote one Twitter user.