Well, that didn’t last long. Yesterday brought us some amazing news about our favorite Web-head, Spider-Man. A month after the bitter separation of Spidey from the MCU we got word that a new short term deal has been made between Sony and Marvel Studios. This deal would see Spider-Man appear in a third solo film and one crossover movie in the MCU. However, on the same day, we heard a rumor from our friends over at ComicBook.com that Kevin Feige is busy writing Spidey out of the MCU.
This is only a rumor but it makes sense. Marvel integrated Spider-Man into the very fabric of their universe. They tied him deeply to Tony Stark and set him up to be a key member, maybe even leader, of the next team of Avengers. It would make sense Marvel would want a film, or two, to clip all of the branches and give themselves a clean break to move forward. Sony would want the same. They would want to be able to bring Spidey over to their Venom-Verse and not have to explain anything about the MCU. Honestly, if this rumor turns out to be true, I am happy that we’ll get some closure with Spider-Man before he goes back to the company that thinks you want a Madame Web movie.
I have mentioned before my fears that Sony has always planned on using the MCU to reinvigorate the Wall-Crawler’s franchise before taking him back completely and running with their Venom-verse. I became incredibly concerned about this after the financial success of Venom and the critical praise for Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse. When reports of a deal extension between Marvel and Sony falling apart hit back in August, Sony execs talked about how they thought they could make a good Spidey film on their own and that Homecoming and Far From Home weren’t the work of Marvel alone. Tom Rothman even mentioned how they had learned everything from Kevin Feige’s playbook. Couple those comments with Sony’s history of not caring about fans and making poor choices (Ghostbusters reboot, Amazing Spider-Man 2, Morbius) and it’s not hard to see why I feel like Sony has always intended to take Spider-Man back completely. I hope I am wrong.
There’s always a chance this rumor is false, or that Marvel and Sony reach a new deal. Many people think about the reports that Marvel and Sony discussed bringing Sony’s other Marvel characters into the MCU will end up coming to fruition. I remain pessimistic.
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