Remember the feeling that you had when Tom Holland first appeared as Spider-Man in the MCU? A lot of us questioned the idea of new Spider-Man movies since the Andrew Garfield version of the web slinger was still fresh in our minds. But once we were introduced to Tom Holland’s version of Peter Parker, we wanted more. And now, after Two Spidey Movies, Two Avengers films, and something I am forgetting, we have to accept Spider-Man is no longer part of the MCU. As a fan, this is wrong. But the blame is not on Disney, the blame is on Sony.
Sony Pictures Chairman in an interview with Variety dove deeper into the situation. But ultimately, the statement comes across as we don’t need your help with anything to Disney. Disney wanted more of the profits than the original agreement, and this is what the head of Sony Pictures is saying. And instead of entertaining a possible 50/50 split of the profits, Sony said, NOPE.
And this is where the problem lies, while I understand Sony wanting to put the movies themselves due to the popularity, how are we not sure the company is going to mess it up again. Remember Spider Man 3 with Tobey McGuire? None of the previous 5 movies released through Sony made a billion dollars. But Far From Home did. And any fan movies will know why. We wanted to know what happened after Endgame. And now, we have to accept that Spidey will never show up again in one of the largest cinematic universes.
Kevin Feige is going to need to pull a rabbit out of the hat or find the time stone and slap whoever gave the rights to Sony in the 90s. Because we need more of the current story. Of course, a Spider-Man movie will do well, but the next film will not touch the success of Far From Home. And I don’t need my Spidey senses to tell me that.