Spider-man may be swinging out of the Marvel Cinematic Universe


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Spider-Man speaking at the Comic Con International in San Diego (2013)- Flickr

Humberto Arredondo, Reporter

Spider-man could be departing from the Marvel Cinematic Universe as negotiations between Sony Pictures and Disney/Marvel reach an impasse.

As first reported by Deadline, a deal could not be reached by Disney and Sony Pictures because of an inability of the two to reach new terms that would have given Sony a co-financing stake going forward.

This dispute has led to Marvel Studios president, Kevin Fiege, at least for the time being, to be absent from producing any future Spider-Man films resulting in the loss of Tom Hollands’s Spider-Man from the MCU.

The root of the dispute ultimately comes down to money in which neither of the sides could come to an agreement.

“Disney asked that future Spider-Man films be a 50/50 co-financing arrangement between the studios, and there were discussions that this might extend to other films in the Spider-Man universe. Sony turned that offer down flat.” – Mike Fleming Jr – Deadline.

Sony’s proposition was to keep the arrangement similar to the deal they previously had with the first two Spider-Man MCU films, in which Disney would receive 5 percent of “first dollar gross”.

Not only does this stall keep Spider-Man away from the MCU but so would any relationships and connections he had established in previous films with other heroes under Disney/Marvel.

Spider-Man: Far From Home became Sony’s highest earning film ever, reaching $1.109 billion globally. Sources indicate that “a deal might still be reached between Disney and Sony but there are no talks currently going on.”