Spider Man aka Peter Parker might kiss MCU & Marvel Studios goodbye if Disney and Sony cannot reach a deal

After the success of Spider-Man: Far From Home, reports are flooding the internet suggesting that Spider-Man could swing out of MCU. The superhero's exit from MCU could be due to Disney and Sony's financial deal meeting no middle ground.
Spider Man aka Peter Parker might kiss MCU & Marvel Studios goodbye if Disney and Sony cannot reach a dealSpider Man aka Peter Parker might kiss MCU & Marvel Studios goodbye if Disney and Sony cannot reach a deal
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Stop everything, we have some bad news and it is breaking the web. Reports have been doing the rounds on the internet suggesting that Spider-Man could be leaving MCU. Yes, the friendly neighbourhood superhero, who won our hearts with his bond with Tony Stark aka Iron Man, could be kissing the Marvel world goodbye and all this over some money. Okay, fine, a lot of money! As we know it, Sony holds the rights to Spider-Man for years now. Not only have they made two different franchises with Tobey Maguire and Andrew Garfield, but the production house also rolled out the blockbuster Spider-Man movies featuring Tom Holland in the past few years. 

The new franchise, featuring the teenage/young adult Spider-Man, saw Marvel Studios' Kevin Feige act as the producer. This deal gave Marvel Studios the access to feature Spider-Man in different MCU movies, including Captain America: Civil War, Avengers: Infinity War and more recently, Avengers: Endgame. However, it seems like Endgame would probably be the last time Peter Parker would fight with the Avengers. 

As per reports by Variety, Deadline and other international outlets, Spider-Man's future in the MCU seems gloomy. A source close to the situation has told Variety that Disney's Marvel Studios and Sony Pictures are struggling to come to terms with new financial deal. According to the new deal, which has caused the problem, the future Spider-Man movies would be financed on a 50-50 basis. Which means, both production houses will also share equal profits. Feige will remain the consulting producer. 

 
 
 
 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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However, Sony is reportedly wanting to keep the arrangements as per current terms. This way, Marvel Studios "receives about 5% of first-dollar gross and all merchandising revenues." Insiders have reportedly told Deadline that Sony pitched in an alternative deal as well. But Marvel Studios and Disney do not want to sign up. Grapevine has also told the international outlet that two more Spider-Man movies have been planned for the future. If the Mouse House and Sony do not find a middle ground, it would be likely that Marvel Studios will not have anything to do with Spider-Man's future. A source from the studio has told Collider that it comes down to the producer credit only and "our understanding is negotiations are ongoing."

What does this mean for MCU? 

If the Sony-Disney deal comes to an end, it would mean that the new Avengers movies will be sans Spider-Man and there will be no crossovers featuring Holland's on-screen superhero. The timing of this deal is unbelievable as Avengers: Endgame and Spider-Man: Far From Home have been two of the biggest blockbusters of this year. While Avengers: Endgame surpassed Avatar to become the highest-grossing movie of all-time, Far From Home surpassed James Bond movie Skyfall to become Sony's highest-grosser of all time. 

Do you think Spider-Man would swing out of the Marvel Cinematic Universe? Let us know your thoughts in the comments section below. 

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Marvel is Spider-Man’s home. Sony and Marvel NEED to keep that deal

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