Sony on Marvel Studios no longer behind the Spider-Man films

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Yesterday was big news for Sony and Disney and their collaboration with the Spider-Man films, and it ended with the two movie studios parting ways and Marvel Studios no longer behind the Spider-Man films. Disney wanted 50/50 to cofinance the upcoming Spider-Man films, and Sony believed that was too much. Originally, Marvel Studios only received 5% of the first-dollar gross, and Disney wasn’t happy about that. Now we have a new update from Sony.

“Much of today’s news about Spider-Man has mischaracterized recent discussions about Kevin Feige’s involvement in the franchise. We are disappointed, but respect Disney’s decision not to have him continue as a lead producer of our next live action Spider-Man film,” a Sony spokesperson said. “We hope this might change in the future, but understand that the many new responsibilities that Disney has given him – including all their newly added Marvel properties – do not allow time for him to work on IP they do not own. Kevin is terrific and we are grateful for his help and guidance and appreciate the path he has helped put us on, which we will continue.”

Deadline reports that this is a spin from Sony, and Kevin Feige absolutely loves Spider-Man. I mean, Feige and co were able to have Disney and Sony team up to give us Spider-Man in the Marvel Cinematic Universe. That right there shows you how much Feige wanted Spider-Man in the MCU. It looks like Sony will take what they have learned from Marvel Studios and Kevin Feige to continue with the Spider-Man franchise. This will, of course, upset fans who enjoyed Tom Holland’s time in the Marvel Cinematic Universe.

With this news, there is a lot of questions being raised like whether Jon Watts will return as the director for the third film since he was handpicked by Marvel Studios. Sony has been doing well with its other Spider-Man properties without the help from Marvel Studios. For example, Venom, made $856 million at the worldwide box office, even though it wasn’t a hit with critics.

What do you think of Marvel Studios leaving the Spider-Man franchise? Let us know!

Source: Deadline

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