Finally, the big news is out. Sony Pictures and Marvel Studios will make a third Spider-Man movie together after all.
Sony and Disney have struck a new deal, which would let Spidey return to the MCU. “I am thrilled that Spidey’s journey in the MCU will continue,” says Kevin Feige. “I and all of us at Marvel Studios are very excited that we get to keep working on it,” says co-president Kevin Feige.
“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. As Sony continues to develop their own Spidey-verse, you never know what surprises the future might hold.”
The two studios previously announced that Spider-Man would leave the MCU after the companies couldn’t agree on a new financing deal.
Disney wanted a 50/50 cut on all revenue made via Spider-Man films.
The previous deal included 5 percent from the first dollar gross and merchandising revenue.
The separation meant Feige would no longer oversee the Spider-Man films, which fall under Sony’s banner.
Tom Holland’s web-slinging superhero would instead exist solely in Sony’s new Spider-Man universe. This also includes other characters like The Venom. The inability to reach a new deal also prevented Holland’s Spider-Man from appearing in any more MCU films.
This is a significant loss to the studio, given how important he has been in recent MCU movies. Under the new deal, “Sony is believed to have proposed keeping the arrangement under the current terms.”
The loss of Spider-Man to the MCU was also a deep blow to fans. Many fans campaigned on Twitter to bring the hero back to Marvel’s universe.
“I love you all from the bottom of my heart, and I love you 3000,” Holland said at Disney’s biennial D23 fan convention.
The third installment in the Homecoming trilogy, is set to be released on July 16th, 2021.
Source: https://www.theverge.com/2019/9/27/20887093/spider-man-marvel-cinematic-universe-sony-disney-tom-holland-kevin-feige, https://www.cnet.com/news/spider-man-returns-to-marvel-cinematic-universe-kevin-feige-to-produce-third-movie/