Spidey Out Of The MCU
With this year’s Spider-Man Far From Home having passed the $1 billion mark and become Sony’s biggest movie ever, today’s announcement that the studio would cease its collaboration with Marvel Studios and go back to making their own movies at first seemed a bit churlish. After all they were making a bad job out of it before Kevin Feige and co came on board to help. And – on a bigger scale – it now effectively precludes Tom Holland’s webslinger from participating in the wider world of the MCU.
It appears that money was at the root of it all, in particular Disney demanding a much bigger cut of the Spidey-pie. For Sony’s part, they released this decidedly anodyne statement -
“Much of today’s news about Spider-Man has mischaracterized recent discussions about Kevin Feige’s involvement in the franchise. We are disappointed, but respect Disney’s decision not to have him continue as a lead producer of our next live action Spider-Man film. We hope this might change in the future, but understand that the many new responsibilities that Disney has given him – including all their newly added Marvel properties – do not allow time for him to work on IP they do not own. Kevin is terrific and we are grateful for his help and guidance and appreciate the path he has helped put us on, which we will continue.”
Expect rumours of the Spider-Man/Venom team up movie to kick in right away and shudder at the thought of lost opportunities.
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