If you haven’t heard by now, the Spider-Man character is no longer part of the Marvel Cinematic Universe. Tragic, isn’t it?
Aug. 20 was the heartbreaking day Sony and Disney came to an agreement that the latter would be the only film company to produce and distribute Spidey films.
Fans were worried they’d have to witness Uncle Ben die a fourth time, but actor Tom Holland, the current Peter Parker, informed fans they will be continuing the story, just not dealing with the MCU. Holland has portrayed Spider-Man for five Marvel films.
“I’m not shy about expressing how incredible the last five years have been with Marvel,” Holland said in an interview with GQ Style. “I’ve truly had the time of my life, and in so many respects, they have made my dreams come true as an actor. Sony has also been really good to me, and the global success of ‘Spider-Man: Far From Home’ is a real testament to their support, skill, and commitment. The legacy and future of Spidey rests in Sony’s safe hands.“
At Disney’s D23 Expo in August, Holland also said he will continue to play Spider-Man and have the time of his life.
“It’s going to be so fun, however we choose to do it,” Holland said. “The future for Spider-Man will be different, but it will be equally as awesome and amazing, and we’ll find new ways to make it even cooler.”
The divorce between Sony and Disney happened right after the most recent film, “Spider-Man: Far From Home,” crossed the $1 billion mark, the highest for Sony Pictures.
The Hollywood Reporter revealed Disney wanted a 30% stake in forthcoming Spider-Man films, which Sony did not agree with.
Sony needs to get over themselves. They think after three films (I’m counting the animated “Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse”), they know what to do with our beloved web-slinging superhero.
But they don’t!
They had to recreate the Spider-Man films THREE times to finally get it right. And they only got it right because the MCU were there to help them. How is Marvel going to simply wipe away Spider-Man? How is Sony going to simply wipe away Iron Man, Thor and Captain Marvel?
Am I going to watch the next Spider-Man film? Yes – but I’m going to be sitting there upset, knowing it would have been better if Disney were still in charge.
Hopefully Disney buys Sony and punishes them when they take over the world. Hail Mickey.