Ah the travails of Spider-Man. We’re still all torn up about the on-again off-again relationship between Sony and Marvel (owned by Disney). At first, we were told that there would never be another Spider-Man in the Marvel Cinematic Universe. Then we found out that a deal was cut where Marvel producer Kevin Feige would make at least two more movies, one Spidey stand-alone and one amongst the rest of the MCU. And yet, Feige also suggested that he might be coming up with a way to write the Web-Crawler out of the MCU altogether! What really drives me batty is the Tom Holland Spider-Man series has made millions and will continue to make millions, why can’t they all just get along and get rich together?
We found out recently that Holland was just as torn up about it as we are. I mean, besides the obvious potential loss of a job, it appears he’s a big fan of the franchise too. The scuttlebutt is that people who know Holland revealed that he made multiple appeals to Disney chairman and CEO Bob Iger and Sony film chairman Tom Rothman, trying to help them find common ground. According to these undisclosed sources, it was Holland who proposed the two films. Word has it Holland was able to help both sides to see the massive fanbase and how both would profit from continuing the partnership for a time.
On this topic, Feige stated:
“I am thrilled that Spidey’s journey in the MCU will continue, and I and all of us at Marvel Studios are very excited that we get to keep working on it. Spider-Man is a powerful icon and hero whose story crosses all ages and audiences around the globe. He also happens to be the only hero with the superpower to cross cinematic universes, so as Sony continues to develop their own Spidey-verse you never know what surprises the future might hold.”
To all this, join me in thanking Holland for helping to make this happen!
Source: The Hollywood Reporter