Marvel Studios Will No Longer Produce Spider-Man Films

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In a franchise first, Spider-Man: Far From Home recently crossed $1 billion at the global box office, becoming the third MCU film to do so this year after Captain Marvel and Avengers: Endgame, the latter of which is now the highest-grossing movie of all-time.

Far From Home, on the other hand, currently sits at $1.110 billion and climbing. And with a re-release having been announced a few days ago, it seems that there’s still some way to go before the film is done its incredible run at the box office. How high it’ll reach remains to be seen, but you’d think that after the success of both this and Homecoming, Sony would be eager to work with Marvel Studios again on the inevitable Spider-Man 3, but it seems like the studios haven’t been able to reach an agreement for the threequel.

According to Deadline, the two parties have now ended their deal and future Spider-Man films will be produced by Sony Pictures, meaning Kevin Feige and the Marvel Studios creative team will no longer have a hand in crafting Peter Parker’s cinematic adventures. The hero will still be played by Tom Holland, but Sony will be the ones in the driver’s seat now, which also means that we shouldn’t expect there to be anymore MCU connections in future Spidey movies.

As Deadline explains:

Marvel Studios president Kevin Feige won’t produce any further Spider-Man films because of an inability by Disney and Sony Pictures to reach new terms that would have given the former a co-financing stake going forward. A dispute that has taken place over the past few months at the top of Disney and Sony has essentially nixed Feige, and the future involvement of Marvel from the Spider-Man universe, sources said.

From what we understand, this all came down to money. Disney wanted to have a 50/50 co-financing agreement on all future Spider-Man movies, which Sony simply wouldn’t go for. As such, they’ve decided to drop the Mouse House and with them, Marvel Studios, and push on with the franchise alone.

What this means for Spidey’s place in the MCU and the MCU seeds that were already planted in Homecoming and Far From Home is still a bit unclear, but it’s going to be very interesting to see what happens with the Spider-Man property moving forward, especially now that it’s hotter than ever thanks to the two aforementioned films.

Source: Deadline

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