Disney and Sony Fallout: Spider-Man might not appear in future Marvel Cinematic Universe movies anymore. Find out why right here.
Disney and Sony’s huge dispute regarding the rights to Spider-Man has caused the popular hero to be pulled out of the Marvel Universe.
To breakdown the current share, Disney owns merchandising rights to Spider-Man. In addition, it also has the right to 5% of the amount made by the movie on its opening. However, Disney does NOT own the film rights.
Sony, on the other hand, owns most of the financial gains from the film’s success and finances the movies.
In the past, the two companies settled on a limited-term agreement. This allowed them to share the rights and allow Spider-Man to appear in Disney’s Marvel Cinematic Universe movies.
Deadline reported that the negotiations resulted in a 50/50 split for both financing and profit for Spider-Man. However, Spider-Man Homecoming being the company’s highest-grossing movie of all time made it difficult for Sony to accept the terms.
The devastating news about the two companies disputing and deciding to leave Spider-Man out of MCU has angered several fans. People began expressing their anger and disappointment with the hashtag, “SaveSpiderMan” on Twitter while fully blaming Sony Pictures.
The Avengers star, Jeremy Renner also voiced his demands, telling Sony that “we want Spider-Man back” in the MCU.
Sony Pictures attempted to clear their side of the story by explaining the situation on their social media.
They stated, “Much of today’s news about Spider-Man has mischaracterized recent discussions about [President of Marvel Studios] 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.”
“We hope this might change in the future, but understand that the many new responsibilities that Disney has given him – including all their newly added Marvel properties – do not allow time for him to work on IP they do not own,” they added.
The studio concluded, “Kevin is terrific and we are grateful for his help and guidance and appreciate the path he has helped put us on, which we will continue.”
However, for all the disappointed fans, there may be some hope! An insider shared with Variety that “a deal might still be reached between Disney and Sony.”
Spiderman’s character was last seen in Avengers (2019).
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