Well, shit. Pardon my French, but there really is no other reaction to news like this. For months, many of us have been concerned over the possibility that Sony and Marvel Studios wouldn’t be able to come to an agreement over the next stage of Spider-Man films. For the past few years, they’ve managed to work together to create Tom Holland’s interpretation of the character, but it looks like that may be coming to an end.
According to Deadline, thanks to a standoff between Disney and Sony, Kevin Feige won’t produce any films. Apparently, the sticker was that Sony didn’t want to give Disney a co-financing stake in the standalone Spidey films moving forward, and as a result, pretty much “nixed Feige, and the future involvement of Marvel from the Spider-Man universe, sources said.”
The deal Disney reportedly wanted was a 50/50 co-financing agreement with Sony, and that this could actually extend to other films in the Spider-Man universe. Sony wanted to continue the status quo, which saw Marvel Studios receiving 5% of first-dollar gross. Sony turned down Disney’s offer, apparently not even coming back to the table to compromise (Update: apparently, according to Sony insiders, Sony did come back with compromises, but none were approved by Disney), and Disney refused Sony’s proposal to keep the arrangement the same.
There are reportedly two more Spider-Man films in the works set to feature Tom Holland and be directed by Jon Watts, but as it stands, Feige won’t be involved. With that in mind, one can’t help but wonder if that means it can be included in the MCU at all, or if Spidey can be included in the MCU films. Probably not, would be my guess.
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