In some shocking news, it looks as if Spider-Man’s time in the Marvel Cinematic Universe may have come to an end.
Courtesy of Deadline, talks between Sony Pictures and Disney have hit a stumbling block when it comes to the future of Tom Holland’s Wall-crawler.
If you remember, Sony own the cinematic rights to Spidey and ol’ Web-head has appeared in the MCU as part of an arrangement between Sony and Disney. Now, talks have been ongoing to extend this arrangement – but said talks have fallen apart.
According to this Deadline report, the biggest roadblock in these talks was that Disney wanted to co-finance any future Spider-Man movies while receiving 50% of the profits obtained by such pictures. From Sony’s part, they simply didn’t want to give up such a large share of profit.
In addition to that, Marvel Studios and Disney had shown interest in striking up a deal to include Tom Hardy’s Venom, Jared Leto’s Michael Morbius and several other of the Sony-owned Marvel characters in the MCU.
Where that leaves things right now is that director Jon Watts and star Tom Holland are still tied to two more Spider-Man movies, but Marvel Studios and Kevin Feige will have zero to do with these films.
Sony may choose to carry the narrative on from what audiences saw in this year’s stunning Spider-Man: Far From Home, or they could now even bring Holland’s Spidey into their Spider-Verse of features that began with Venom and will continue with Morbius the Living Vampire.
As it stands, Sony has walked away from negotiations with Disney and Marvel Studios – and it is they who hold all of the cards in this.
Expect more on all of this as it continues to develop.