I slept in peace and woke up only to know that Spider-Man is no more part of the Marvel Cinematic Universe. Peter Parker is always unlucky with number 3. Tobey Maguire’s trilogy ended and we never got to see a conclusion to that Spider-Man franchise. That might be the case with Tom Holland’s Spider-Man too. Spider-Man is Pulled Out of the MCU Due to Profit sharing Issues Between Sony and Disney.
Spider-Man first appeared in the MCU when Iron Man and Captain America were at Civil War, from there, Peter Parker got a solo film, Spider-Man: Homecoming, which was a big hit for Sony and Marvel Studios. Then Spider-Man got a chance to be an Avenger and he was seen in Avengers: Infinity War. He eventually died in the end due to the snap, by which not only did Tony cry, but the whole world was into tears, ‘I don’t wanna die Mr. Stark’.
Yeah, Peter comes back to alive in Avengers: Endgame and then the second installment of Spider-Man got released as an epilogue to the Infinity Saga. Spider-Man; far From Home, then went on to gross more than $1 billion at the box office to be the highest-grossing Spider-Man movie ever. Far From Home even surpassed the James Bond film Skyfall to become the highest-grossing movie for Sony Pictures.
Here’s where the problem occurred, Sony and Disney made such a deal that out of all the money Spider-Man movies make, Disney gets only 5% of the gross. When Far From Home earned more than a billion and 95% of it went to Sony, Disney knew they wanted a bigger pie and they decided to renegotiate the deal. Sony said no to the renegotiations and said no Kevin Feige’s involvement in the future Spidey movies meaning, Peter Parker aka Spider-Man is Pulled Out of the MCU.
Disney wanted 50/50 share of the profits of Spider-Man movies, which is not bad at all for Sony. Kevin Feige and Marvel Studios have done a lot to Spider-Man which brought all the fame and money back to the superhero, I think Disney(parent company of Marvel) deserves 50% coproduction share. According to a report from Deadline, Sony feels that the efforts of director Jon Watts, actor Tom Holland, and producer Amy Pascal will be enough to carry the franchise forward without the help of Kevin Feige. Sony has become too overconfident now, don’t you think?
With all this mess, the future plans that Marvel has got for Spider-Man will be slated, Marvel planned a lot more movies and wanted Spidey to be a part of new Avengers team. At a point of time, we were sure Peter Parker will be the one to carry Tony’s legacy, but now that is no more the case. Until something dramatic happens and Sony agrees to renegotiates with Disney, Marvel Cinematic Universe will no longer see Spider-Man.
Spider-Man: Far From Home had such a cliff hanger mid-credit scene. Spider-Man’s true identity is out into the world and something incredible happened, J.K. Simmons joined the MCU. In no time, everything went to shit. It was pretty clear that Feige loved Spider-Man and wanted more of him in the coming Phases of the Marvel Cinematic Universe. Apart from this, Feige has control over the X-Men franchise because of the new deals with Fox and not to forget, the Dealpool franchise is also included in the deal.
The only good part that we can think of is the upcoming projects of Sony, which includes a Venom sequel, directed by Andy Serkis. This sequel might include Tom Holland as Spider-Man. It’s just my guess, I wanted that to happen right from the beginning. A Venom and Spider-Man battle, Tom Hardy and Tom Holland are going to rock the screen if that ever happens.
The other movies Sony had lined up are Morbius, the Living Vampire, Kraven the Hunter film, a Silver Sable / Black Cat film and a second part to the Oscar-winning animated movie Spider-Man: Into The Spider-Verse.