Spider-Man’s future in Marvel Cinematic Universe will probably end, now that Marvel and Sony have ended their partnership.
Reports said that Disney and Sony have been recently on rough situation over Marvel’s involvement in Sony’s rebooted Spider-Man franchise.
The disagreement causes the walk away of both sides from what should have been a very successful partnership.
Mike Fleming from Deadline stated, “Marvel Studios president Kevin Feige won’t produce any further Spider-Man films because of an inability by Disney and Sony Pictures to reach new terms that would have given the former a co-financing stake going forward.”
“Disney asked that future Spider-Man films be a 50/50 co-financing arrangement between the studios, and there were discussions that this might extend to other films in the Spider-Man universe. Sony turned that offer down flat, and I don’t believe they even came back to the table to figure out a compromise,” Fleming added.
The 2015 agreement between the two studios, wherein Sony owns the rights to Spider-Man, would allow Marvel to welcome the character into the Marvel Cinematic Universe.
So, Tom Holland played the character in Captain America: Civil War in 2016 before he had his solo debut in Spider-Man: Homecoming, which was co-produced by Sony and Marvel in 2017. Then, he was part of Avengers: Infinity War, Avengers: Endgame, and his own sequel Spider-Man: Far From Home.
Because of the agreement, Sony was able to keep its film rights of Spider-Man and earned piles of money, and Marvel was able to include the character into the MCU.
Moreover, according to Deadline’s sources, Marvel received a payment in the range of 5% of the co-produced films on the first day of their release.
The latest Peter Parker character has become significant throughout the last three years of Marvel storytelling, as Peter had built his solid relationship with Tony Stark.
Spider-Man is expected to be one of the cornerstone heroes in Marvel’s upcoming stories, along with Doctor Strange, Captain Marvel, and Black Panther — they suppose to take over the original trinity of Iron Man, Thor, and Captain America.
Deadline reported that after the release of the recent Spider-Man movie, which is Sony’s biggest movie worldwide, the character’s cinematic future was into question. Neither Disney nor Sony stated their comments regarding that, but it feels like Spider-Man’s existence in MCU is now at risk.