Disney and Sony have agreed to one more Spider-Man movie with Tom Holland – despite their very public fall out over the web-slinger.
The new Spider-Man movie will be released on July 16, 2021.
“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,” President of Marvel Studios Kevin Feige said.
So we’re all going to ignore the fact that not so long ago the MCU seemed to be on fire?
Why did Disney and Sony disagree?
If the news sounds strange, and a complete 180 to what you heard before, that’s because it is. The reported disagreement between Disney, which owns Marvel Entertainment and Sony, who own the rights to Spider-Man, resulted in the two refusing to agree on terms meaning no more Spidey in the MCU.
The deal previously allowed the two studios to work together, which meant Spider-Man could make appearances in the MCU movies.
So far, Tom Holland has starred in Captain America: Civil War and the Avengers movies. Before the public dispute it seemed all was well. Spider-Man was a valuable asset to the MCU movies and the stand-alone movies were big draws at the box office. Now it appears everything was not as it seemed.
Spider-Man and his Avengers role
Deadline reported in August that Sony and Disney had failed to come to a financial agreement. In short, it was the end of Spider-Man in the Disney led MCU movies.
The news was a blow to Marvel fans as it came hot of the heels of Spider-Man: Far From Home. The film, which has gone on to gross more than $1billion globally, ended on a cliffhanger teasing Marvel Phase 4, or at least that’s what it seemed like.
Everything up until that point had suggested Holland would play a key role in the Avengers moving forward. Even Far From Home hinted at this showing Peter using Stark’s jet and his technology.
The outcry at the news could be heard far and wide with some fans calling for a boycott. Holland, in the mean time, kept it cool saying he’d “had the time of [his] life” playing the superhero, adding: “Who knows what the future holds?”
For now it seems like Spider-Man is back in the MCU, but for how long is anyone’s guess.