A day after Sony Pictures confirmed that it will no longer co-produce future Spider-Man films with Disney’s Marvel Studios, rumors that Tom Holland unfollowed Sony on Instagram begun to circulate online.
The speculation started on Wednesday with a tweet by MCU Cosmic founder Jeremy Conrad. Though Conrad’s tweet was seemingly intended as a joke, some publications like IGN reported it as a fact.
— Jeremy Conrad (@ManaByte) August 21, 2019
Some fans, however, are cautious about believing the rumors, with some of them claiming that Holland never followed the company to begin with.
It seems he never followed Sony Pictures to begin with.
I can’t find a single Tom Holland like on any Spider-Man related post.
Plus, it’d be really dumb to unfollow your boss if you wanna keep the job.
— Virgum Pontifex Qenk I (@elgranqenk) August 22, 2019
Though Holland has yet to comment on the news of Sony and Disney cutting ties, the 23-year-old heartthrob remains active on Instagram. In fact, his latest post on the image-sharing site is a set of photos with none other than Robert Downey Jr., the actor who played Tony Stark, aka Iron Man, in the MCU.
Whether or not Holland actually unfollowed on Sony on Instagram, there are reportedly two more Spider-Man films coming up with the actor set to reprise his webslinger role.
Though Sony and Disney failed to reach an agreement over co-producing the next two Spider-Man films, the latter remains hopeful that they will be able to work with Feige again sometime in the future.
“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,” Sony said in a statement, referring to Feige. “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.”