Spider-Man Fans Report Empty Far From Home Extended Cut Showings

At least for the time being, Tom Holland’s Peter Parker is no longer part of the Marvel Cinematic Universe. Sony blamed the unravelling on the other commitments of Marvel Studios President Kevin Feige, saying it’s “disappointed” by Disney’s decision. That’s an understatement, and doubly so for fans.

Social media reactions have run the gamut, from rage and sadness to humour and theories about how the impasse between Marvel and Sony might be resolved. Whether it’s anger at Sony, disappointment about the future of Spider-Man and the MCU, or sympathy for Tom Holland, they can all be found on Twitter. Here’s a selection of some of the more memorable responses.

A lot of reactions have been fans voicing their outrage.

Tony’s whole motivation to even consider time travel was to bring Peter back…only for him to disappear again

— Ava Saturday (@avasaturday) August 21, 2019

Many lay the blame on Sony.

Many lay the blame on Sony.
Hero playing Spiderman


— Mikhail Philip Kattuparambil (@Philsenberg) August 21, 2019

Less subdued and less humorous.

Less subdued and less humorous.
Fan art of Spiderman

what the fuck. I’m so upset, toms dream was to be apart of the MCU, and you can’t just take that away? Tom is our MCU spidey, and I KNOW sony is going to fuck it up. Tom and the entire cast deserve so much better. Fuck this shit. Sony needs to give marvel back the rights

— bell⋆✨ (@spiderlingdaya) August 20, 2019

Of course, after their initial anger, some fans turned their attention to Tom Holland. Many felt sympathy for the actor.



— save spidey 🤞🏼 (@preciousspideyy) August 21, 2019

Others were quick to point out the similarities between the fates of all actors who play Spider-Man, and how both Tobey Maguire and Andrew Garfield both lost opportunities as Spider-Man, due to the actions of executives.

Andrew Garfield Tom Holland


Not getting a third

Spiderman movie

— bi-derman (@IR0NSPIDEY) August 20, 2019

One positive outcome of the controversy was that Tom Holland’s Spider-Man would now be able to interact with Tom Hardy’s Venom. However, many thought that was too little, too late. The crossover came at too high a cost.

Getting to see Spidey and Venom in the same movie but it’s a Sony movie.

— Connor (@Long_LiveConnor) August 20, 2019

The most significant reaction appears to be straightforward: Fans want Spider-Man to remain in the MCU.

Source: CBR, Cnet


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