The last few days have not been kind to fans of Marvel particularly of Spider-Man. It has become clear that they will no longer see Spider-Man as part of the Marvel Cinematic Universe anymore because the franchise’s parents, Sony and Disney, were unable to strike a deal.
Marvel, Disney, and Sony began to share the Spider-Man film rights in 2015. As part of the deal, Sony earned the rights to distribute movies in which Spider-Man is the leading character, while Disney handled all other titles. The collaboration did produce some of the most enjoyable appearances of Spider-Man on big screen in five different commercially-successful movies including:
• Captain America: Civil War
• Spider-Man: Homecoming
• Avengers: Infinity War
• Avengers: Endgame
• Spider-Man: Far From Home
As it turns out “Spider-Man: Far From Home” is Sony’s most commercially successful movie at the box office with more than $1 billion revenue and counting. It even surpassed “James Bond: Skyfall” released in 2012.
Negotiation between Disney and Sony failed reportedly because Sony is no longer interested in sharing the massive profits generated by the entire Spider-Verse considering that there are two more Spider-Man movies with Tom Holland’s Peter Parker in order.
There is little doubt that Sony wants to make the most out of its currently most lucrative franchise. Unfortunately for Spider-Man and MCU fans out there, this also means that Sony is reluctant to share the profit with any other studio. As expected, the Internet did not react well to the revelation of the news.
Here are the best tweets about this whole ordeal: