Sony-controlled social media accounts, including Spider-Man’s official Twitter page: Far From Home, are experiencing heat from Spider-Man fans campaigning to maintain Tom Holland’s Marvel Cinematic Universe wallcrawler after a commonly criticized break with Marvel’s parent Disney.
Sony and Disney reportedly met
According to a recent report, Sony and Disney met to renegotiate a new deal as long as six months ago, before the expiration of the original five-movie deal that ended with Far From Home. Claims from insiders have been contradicting: one source said it was Sony who no longer wanted a pact with Disney, and another said it was Disney that was “no longer interested” in sharing a busy Feige to work on an IP controlled by Sony.
Tweets of fans expressing their views
— BoycottSony (@sony_boycott) August 29, 2019
— Matt Imperati 🦝 (@mimperati86) August 29, 2019
KEEP HIM IN THE MCU
— . (@addisonxrae) August 29, 2019
You can forget it until you put him back in the MCU #BoycottSonySpiderman
— The Toucan (@etotoucan) August 29, 2019
— Laura E (@MissKillerBunny) August 29, 2019
— Gerardo Antonio (@gerardraooto) August 30, 2019
Twitter reacts to the split
“You put back Spider-Man in the MCU then we will come watch,” writes one Twitter user. “Otherwise #boycottsonypictures.”
The oft-tweeted hashtag and its variants — including “Boycott Sony Spider-Man” and “Boycott Sony” — have been a constant presence on the social media site since August 20, when the public first learned months-long talks between Sony and Disney broke down.
“I’m not seeing any @SonyPictures movie until Spider-Man is back in the MCU and Marvel Studios is overseeing him,” wrote another Twitter user. The sentiment is widespread: the hashtags are posted in response to tweets published by other Sony handles, including @SonyPictures, @Sony and @SonyElectronics.
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