Published: Wed, August 21, 2019
Culture | By Margie Dunn

Tom Holland's Role in Marvel Cinematic Universe Is Likely Over

Tom Holland's Role in Marvel Cinematic Universe Is Likely Over

Naturally, Sony is following up that success by sending Far From Home back into theaters.

A standoff that seems to put both companies at odds enough that Deadline made a decision to go forward with news that Marvel wouldn't be involved in the Spider-Man films going forward.

The fallout comes after Sony turned down Disney's offer that future Spider-Man movies be a 50/50 co-financing arrangement. Sony apparently wanted to keep the previous arrangement - which has allowed Tom Holland's webbed-slinger to be an integral part of the MCU - and Disney walked away from the old deal.

Deadline reported that a high-level dispute between the two companies means Marvel Studios President Kevin Feige won't produce any more Spider-Man films, and that Marvel will no longer be involved in the Spidey movie universe.

It's important to note that Tom will still return as Spider-Man in future movies, but they will likely not be connected to the other Marvel movies.

On Monday, Sony announced that Spider-Man: Far From Home had eclipsed the Bond film Skyfall with its worldwide box office gross of with a worldwide haul of $1.109 billion. It may seem from the outside that Sony is making a huge mistake by losing Feige, who has been the mastermind behind the $22.6 billion-earning MCU, but we're certain that the studio has its reasons (beyond money-related ones) for arriving at this decision. And for the studio, they were able to include one of the most popular characters in Marvel history in their profitable franchise and potentially make more money. Feige himself is taking over the X-Men movie franchise, with an aim to recast Wolverine with a younger actor and potentially even bring Deadpool into the MCU, so he's got big fish to fry even without Spider-Man in the pan.

Far From Home positioned Peter Parker as a major character in the MCU following the death of Robert Downey Jr.'s Tony Stark/Iron Man. As it stands right now, however - and all according to the report - there won't be any more MCU movies featuring Spider-Man.

It's unfortunate that this is the end result of months of negotiations, and though the two parties should be just fine financially, it's a sad day for Marvel fans.

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