Will Tom Holland Ever Play Spider-Man Again? Here’s What We Know About the Character Leaving the MCU
Bad news for Avengers: Endgame and Spider-Man: Homecoming fans — Tom Holland’s Spider-Man is far from the MCU. According to Deadline, a standoff between Disney and Sony might cause Tom Holland’s portrayal of the character to leave the Avengers. Naturally, fans are pretty upset. Here’s what we know about the Disney-Sony dispute.
Sony and Disney are disputing over the ‘Spider-Man: Homecoming’ character
We wish Peter Parker can stay an Avenger forever. Sadly, that doesn’t look like it will happen. Following disputes over the Spider-Man franchise, Sony pulled the character from Disney’s catalog. Additionally, Kevin Feige, the head of Marvel, stated he would not be a part of the next Spider-Man movie.
According to Deadline, “sources maintain that [Kevin] Feige’s exit was about money; it was about Disney seeking the 50/50 co-fi stake as the price for Marvel and Feige’s continued guiding hand that resulted in the delivery of Sony’s biggest grossing film ever. Sony declined to meet those terms. It was an aggressive stance by Disney, which already owns the merchandise on Spider-Man.”
Sony produced Spider-Man-related content recently, including the award-winning ‘Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse’
There are plenty of Spider-Man movies to watch, including some recently produced by Sony. In 2019, Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse won the Academy Award for Best Animated Feature Film and the Golden Globe Award for Best Animated Feature Film.
Although it’s not exactly Spider-Man, Sony’s Venom, based on the Marvel Comics character, premiered in 2018. Reportedly, Marvel Studios’ Kevin Feige helped the studio with this film. With Sony’s partial Disney partnership, they also earned profits from the recent movie, Spider-Man: Far From Home.
If Spider-Man is taken out of the MCU, that doesn’t necessarily mean Tom Holland can never be Spider-Man again. However, it does mean sequels to movies like Far From Home may never come to fruition. Naturally, fans of the MCU are pretty shaken up at this news.
Fans of ‘Spider-Man: Homecoming’ and ‘Spider-Man: Far From Home’ were upset at the Disney-Sony dispute
Of course, fans of Marvel and Tom Holland’s portrayal of Peter Parker were heartbroken at the news. Some took to social media, sharing their thoughts on the Disney-Sony dispute of Spider-Man. Some sided with Sony, even if that meant the end of Spider-Man’s story in the MCU.
“Everyone is being hard on Sony, but they are absolutely in the right here and their timing couldn’t have been better. It’s time someone humbled Disney, they can’t own everything,” said one Twitter user. “Disney shouldn’t make 50%.”
“The creative direction of the MCU Spidey films was due to Marvel Studios. The only reason Sony made boatloads of money off Far From Home is because of the partnership with Disney. Smartest move Sony made was to partner up on Spider-Man. Ingratitude ain’t a good look for Sony,” said another Twitter user.
Tom Holland, Zendaya, and other actors have not yet commented on the sticky Spider-Man situation. However, in January 2019, the actor posted on Twitter, saying, “so I spoke to Sony…”