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– by Joseph Jammer Medina

As fantastic and fruitful the relationship between Sony and Marvel Studios has been over the years, what with Spider-Man spending a good chunk of time within the MCU and really meshing into the universe well, it seemed inevitable that they would re-up their deal. While that did eventually happen, it didn’t come without some huge drama along the way, with Spider-Man temporarily popping out of the MCU as negotiations took place.

Now, we only have a couple of movies to look forward to: one standalone and one MCU film where Spider-Man will make an appearance. There have also been rumors that Kevin Feige would be writing Spidey out of the universe…but does any of this have merit?

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Well, it’s hard to say. Now, we have another rumor that could hint at another interesting path. Scooper Mikey Sutton announced the following to his private Facebook group Geekosity: All Things Pop Culture:

“While rumors have circulated before the Sony-Disney dispute of such a purchase, it was mere speculation, especially the erroneous high number that was quoted. What I’m hearing is that Disney is looking to offer in the range of $4 to $5 billion for Spider-Man. But now the questions will be asked.”

That, in and of itself, is huge, but that asking price for Spidey may seem ridiculous considering Disney bought Marvel and Lucasfilm for around the same, but it does make sense, and I couldn’t imagine Sony parting with their cash cow for much less. 

But the rumors don’t end there. Sutton also passed on a scoop to YouTubers 3 Buck Theater, where they revealed that the current plan is for Tom Holland’s Spider-Man to lead the Avengers, and have Captain Marvel lead the all-female team A-Force. Needless to say, if they want this to happen, they’ll need a more extensive deal than a two-film one.

Of course, as with all rumors take it with a grain of salt, but Sutton was one persistent voice that pointed to Sony and Disney being in the midst of a deal while others continued to sign it off, and he does have a fairly okay track record, so…it’s worth considering.

What do you think of all this? Assuming it’s true, is it a smart move from Disney? Let us know down below!

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SOURCE: Mikey Sutton, 3 Buck Theater (via Cheat Sheet)

Joseph Jammer Medina is an author, podcaster, and editor-in-chief of LRM. A graduate of Chapman University's Dodge College of Film and Television, Jammer's always had a craving for stories. From movies, television, and web content to books, anime, and manga, he's always been something of a story junkie.