Published: Tue, August 20, 2019
Life&Culture | By Sue Mclaughlin

Spider-Man reportedly leaving Disney's MCU following dispute with Sony

Spider-Man reportedly leaving Disney's MCU following dispute with Sony

The outlet notes that two Spider-Man movies are now in the works with star Tom Holland and director Jon Watts, meaning Feige will not be the lead producer of those movies as Marvel Studios will apparently no longer have any future involvement in the Spider-Man universe. The terms of the Marvel-Sony deal that led to Homecoming, Far from Home, and Holland's roles in Captain America: Civil War and the last two Avengers movies saw each studio fully investing in and keeping the profits from its respective features, meaning that Marvel Studios makes zero dollars from Sony's new standalone Spider-Man movies and Sony makes zero dollars from Civil War or Endgame.

Sony already has more Spider-Man movies with director Jon Watts and star Tom Holland in the works, and they've had big recent hits with Venom and Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse that weren't made with Marvel's direct participation.

Sad news to report today for Spider-Man and Marvel fans - Spider-Man is leaving the Marvel Cinematic Universe. This move comes after Disney and Sony were unable to come to a new agreement that would have seen the Mouse House getting a co-financing stake with future Spidey movies. Although Disney and Sony entered into a deal to share Spidey for the MCU, it is still a fully owned Sony property.

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Spider-Man: Far From Home is the latest Marvel film to return to theaters this year, after Disney re-released Avengers: Endgame earlier this summer.

Unless a deal can be reached, this doesn't just mean Marvel won't have a hand in Sony's movies - it also means Spider-Man won't be showing up in the MCU again anytime soon. According to Variety, Spider-Man: Far From Home's re-release run will begin on Thursday, August 29. Sony has grossed $809 million domestically so far this year, and should pass the $1 billion mark after a busy Q4. But maybe there will still be discussions between Sony and Marvel in that regard, despite that fact that Kevin Feige won't be producing.

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