Sony Pictures has reportedly shitcanned a new offer to share profits from its Spider-Man films with Disney, ending the studios’ hero-sharing partnership and effectively wiping Tom Holland from future Marvel flicks.
Deadline reports the deal collapsed when Sony Pictures, which retains the rights to the web-slinger and his cast of misfit villains, refused to give Disney an even split of future Spider-Man profits.
That’s despite the current Spider-Man films – Sony’s third crack at the hero, after stints by Tobey Maguire and Andrew Garfield – coming to life under the eye of Marvel’s insanely successful producer Kevin Feige.
Essentially, it seems Sony believes they can carry on churning out Spider-Man flicks without Peter Parker mingling with the Marvel Cinematic Universe.
It makes some kind of sense, given the fact Spider-Man: Far From Home just became the studio’s highest-earning film of all time, but let’s quickly check in with Marvel fan Twitter to gauge their reaction:
if Spider-Man is out of the MCU then I’m out this bitch goodbye pic.twitter.com/8LV95XxTTX
— kurtis conner (@kurtisconner) August 20, 2019
Every MCU fan hearing the news of Sony taking back Spider-Man pic.twitter.com/VtBvTjse9L
— Tom Wilkins (Tomatron the One) (@OTomatron) August 20, 2019
Ffs, Sony #SpiderMan pic.twitter.com/KxKSMULusS
— HA (@hathoma8) August 20, 2019
Unless something drastic happens, it seems Sony really might be reverting to stand-alone Spideys. Hello Venom 2, we guess.
Sony: “You can now see Hardy’s Venom and Tom Holland’s #SpiderMan in the same movie”
— Noah (@PrimeNoah24) August 20, 2019