Spider-Man to remain in MCU
- Bang Showbiz
- 28 September 2019
Spider-Man will remain in the Marvel Cinematic Universe after Disney and Sony worked out an agreement
Spider-Man will remain in the Marvel Cinematic Universe.
In August, it was revealed that the superhero would be leaving the MCU after Sony and Disney failed to reach an agreement over the future of the franchise but the two companies have managed to work out a deal, which will see Kevin Feige produce one more 'Spider-Man' movie, while the character will also appear in a future Marvel film.
Marvel's Feige said: "I am thrilled that Spidey's journey in the MCU will continue, and I and all of us at Marvel Studios are very excited that we get to keep working on it. Spider-Man is a powerful icon and hero whose story crosses all ages and audiences around the globe. He also happens to be the only hero with the superpower to cross cinematic universes, so as Sony continues to develop their own Spidey-verse you never know what surprises the future might hold."
There were several months of negotiations between the Disney-owned Marvel Studios and Sony Pictures to change the original deal, which saw Marvel collect five percent of the profits of 'Spider-Man: Homecoming' and 'Spider-Man: Far From Home'.
However, the two parties announced in August that they would be parting ways after being unable to reach a satisfactory compromise.
Speaking after the split, Tom Holland, who plays Spider-Man, said: "Basically, we've made five great movies. It's been five amazing years. I've had the time of my life. Who knows what the future holds? But all I know is that I'm going to continue playing Spider-Man and having the time of my life. It's going to be so fun, however we choose to do it. The future for Spider-Man will be different, but it will be equally as awesome and amazing, and we'll find new ways to make it even cooler."