Tom Holland’s Spider-Man may be swinging out of the Marvel Cinematic Universe

Disney and Sony are currently unable to reach an agreement over co-producing future Spider-Man films.

Tom Holland as Spider-Man

The future of Tom Holland’s Spider-Man in the Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU) is now in jeopardy as Disney and Sony Pictures are unable to reach an agreement over co-producing future Spider-Man films.

According to Deadline, Disney asked that future Spider-Man movies be a 50/50 co-financing arrangement between the two studios. But Sony, which owns the movie rights to Spider-Man, turned that offer down. Sony Pictures Motion Picture Group chairman Tom Rothman and Sony Pictures CEO Tony Vinciquerra came back to Disney with alternative terms, but none of those seemed acceptable for the Mickey Mouse Company.

Since Sony doesn’t want to share its biggest franchise with Disney and the latter doesn’t want to continue the current terms where Marvel receives in the range of 5 percent of first-dollar gross, Marvel Studios president Kevin Feige is no longer on board to produce any new Spider-Man films. This also means that Holland’s Spider-Man may be leaving the MCU and other Marvel characters may no longer factor into upcoming Spider-Man big-screen projects.

The 50/50 co-financing proposal reportedly came up after the last two Kevin Feige-produced films, Avengers: Endgame and Spider-Man: Far From Home, broke all-time records. Avengers: Endgame became the highest-grossing film of all time and Spider-Man: Far From Home this week surpassed the James Bond film Skyfall to become the all-time highest-grossing film for Sony Pictures.

There are reportedly two more Spider-Man films in the works, and though Feige won’t be the lead creative producer of those pictures, sources said that Sony reasoned that they will be fine without Marvel as the creative template on Spider-Man movies has already been set.

As expected, fans are shook by the news, with lots of them tweeting their reactions with the hashtag #SaveSpiderMan.

Good thing none of these is already set in stone. Both BuzzFeed News and Entertainment Weekly confirmed that negotiations between Disney and Sony about the webslinger’s fate remain ongoing, including how much of future Spider-Man movies could remain a part of the MCU.

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