Big news for Marvel fans!!! In a shocking turn of events, Marvel Studios will no longer be involved with the production of Spider-man movies.
The decision will effectively remove the version of Peter Parker played by Marvel Cinematic Universe. Sony and Disney, which owns Marvel Studios, reportedly failed to reach an agreement regarding the future of the rights to Spider-man, as reported by Deadline on August 20.
The rights to Spider-man were the point of disagreement between Sony and Disney for quite some time. According to the sources, the main reason for the dispute were financing issues (hence related to profits). Marvel Studios president Kevin Feige has pulled out of producing any Spider-man movie in the future.
STATEMENT RELEASED BY SONY
A Sony spokesperson confirmed the news a while ago. The studio said it was disappointing that Feige would no longer act as the lead producer on Spider-man films
” Much of today’s news about Spider-man has mischaracterized recent discussions about Kevin Feige’s involvement in the franchise. We are disappointed but respect Disney’s decision not to have him continue as a lead producer of our next live-action Spider-man film.” The spokesperson stated.
Spiderman was one of the biggest addition to MCU. Marvel Studios and Sony first agreed on a deal over the series in 2015. This followed Peter Parker aka Spider-man to become a part of the Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU).
THE FUTURE OF SPIDER-MAN AND AVENGERS
According to the sources, Sony already has two more Spider-man movies in work with Tom Holland as Peter Parker. If Spider-man leaves the MCU, that means no crossovers and cameos from the Disney franchise. This might be the reason for the disappointment of many fans.
There is no official announcement as of whether Tom will be associated with the series or not. In the last two Avenger films, Spider-man officially became a part of the Avengers. He has become a leading character of the MCU. It is still unclear how will the Avengers will weave a story around the whole situation.
The news has made the fans devastated. Many are having trouble imagining Spider-man without that MCU connection. Many fans have tweeted about it, and obviously, they are not okay with the fact. How will the situation will be handled is what everyone is curious about.