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Just as Spider-Man’s story was picking up steam in the MCU, he’s reportedly leaving it entirely.
After a breakdown in the deal between Disney and Sony, Marvel Studios and Kevin Feige will no longer be producing the Spider-Man films.
Deadline reports that after Spider-Man: Far From Home becoming Sony’s highest-grossing film of all time, Tom Holland’s incarnation of Spidey will be leaving the universe.
The split comes as a result of Disney wanting more money, as you might expect. Naturally, the MCU stans are furious – and making memes to express their sadness.
Tom Holland’s performance as Spider-Man has been a big draw for the most recent Avengers films, and fans are hoping Disney and Sony can reach a new deal.
Today, Sony reacted to the news by releasing a statement via Twitter – they said:
Much of today’s news about Spider-Man has mischaracterised 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.
Much of today’s news about Spider-Man has mischaracterised 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.
Hopefully, they’ll manage not to mess up Spider-Man 3...or Disney will snap Tom Holland back into the MCU.
As you can imagine, fans are devastated about this news and aren't looking forward to the prospect of Holland's web-slinger teaming up with Tom Hardy's Venom but some have taken it in good spirits.
The plot of the next Spider-Man movie will see Peter Parker besieged by mysterious men in suits who serve him with… https://t.co/6QeVVFR2L7 — Chris Hewitt (@Chris Hewitt)
Uncle Ben getting ready to die again in a new Spider-Man movie https://t.co/yK2GJRCeFO — Matthew A. Cherry (@Matthew A. Cherry)
absolutely no one:
literally not a soul:
me, after hearing sony ended their spider-man deal with disney:… https://t.co/xvu2QDgWlf — Ch NiSar (@Ch NiSar)
rip to my hopes and dreams of aunt may and happy hogan's relationship. franchise cross'd-lovers. forbidden to reuni… https://t.co/sFrbwtMzki — katie louise smith (@katie louise smith)
https://t.co/0Vs0txjJLz — Marvel Perfect Shots (@Marvel Perfect Shots)
sony @ disney https://t.co/yGyOeywoQt — Wheels “So Nice They Named Me Twice” Wheeler (@Wheels “So Nice They Named Me Twice” Wheeler)
Say it with me
Fuck Sony https://t.co/ovbdQuWYQm https://t.co/bqkxCrhpjT — Coda (@Coda)
Andrew Garfield to Sony right now. https://t.co/GjBCA2eWLZ — 🇬🇭 Carl Anka 🇬🇭 (@🇬🇭 Carl Anka 🇬🇭)
Sony: Ends Spider-Man deal with Disney
Every mcu fan:
#savespiderman https://t.co/FQKNcVO3b5 — Constantinos Metaxas (@Constantinos Metaxas)
So... you're trying to tell me that everything that happened in the mcu universe with Spider-Man will be forgotten?… https://t.co/7auW7YUhWG — ⎊𝓑𝓮𝓵𝓲𝓮𝓫𝓮𝓻 ⎊ (@⎊𝓑𝓮𝓵𝓲𝓮𝓫𝓮𝓻 ⎊)
The next Spider-man movie without Marvel’s involvement #SaveSpiderMan https://t.co/mS3uXsHtWp — John DéLaughs (@John DéLaughs)
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