Sad news to report that spider–man is leaving the marvel cinematic universe. Sony and Disney have been unable to reach new terms in their partnership over Spider-Man, and as a result, Deadline reports, Marvel Studios president Kevin Feige will no longer serve as producer on future films about the webslinger.
Disney reportedly refused to stick to the current arrangement in which Marvel receives “in the range of 5% of first dollar gross,” the sources claimed, who added that this alleged months-long dispute “essentially nixed [Kevin] Feige [the president of Marvel Studios] and the future involvement of Marvel from the Spider-Man universe.” Disney acquired Marvel Entertainment in 2009, and the Spider-Man franchise — which is owned by Sony Pictures — didn’t hop on board the MCU train until 2015. Tom made his debut as the web-slinging superhero in Spider-Man: Homecoming in 2017.
Despite this 180, there will reportedly be two more Spider-Man films with Tom returning as the leading man and Jon Watts as director, the sources added. It would only take something “dramatic” to happen for Kevin to return as creative producer, they claimed. This is a shocking move for many fans, considering that the Marvel Studios president produced the immensely successful Spider-Man: Homecoming and Spider-Man: Far From Home films, the latter of which became Sony Pictures’ all time highest grossing film. Fans took their devastation to Twitter, fearing that MCU characters may no longer make cameos in future Spider-Man films. “Sony please say sike…,” one fan tweeted, while another wrote, “I’m remembering how excited I was when I heard about the Marvel/Sony deal over Spider-Man. Now I want to cry.” However, this is just a report and no official announcement has been made — HollywoodLife has reached out to Sony Pictures and Disney, who both had no comment for our story.
Unlike past Spider-Man films, the last two movies were largely constructed on Peter’s involvement with the Avengers and Tony Stark. Tom’s Spider-Man helped his fellow MCU superheros battle Thanos, and Tony even served as Peter’s mentor. “I feel sorry for whoever is writing Spider-Man 3 and 4. They have to write with both hands tied behind their back since they have to ignore everything about Holland’s Spider-Man from the last five movies he was in,” MCU Cosmic editor-in-chief Jeremy Conrad tweeted, pointing this complex background. Outside of his two Spider-Man films, Tom starred in Captain America: Civil War, Avengers: Infinity War and Avengers: Endgame.