Comic fans around the world are losing their minds now that Spider-Man is forced to leave the MCU due to a breaking of partnership between Marvel and Sony.
While both studios have said very little, sources have stated that Disney had requested future movies starring the beloved comic book hero Spider-Man be a 50/50 co-financing arrangement between the two studios. Sony turned the offer down almost immediately, since they already own the rights to Spider-Man and were simply allowing Disney to use the character for a few movies.
Due to this, Disney backed out of the deal.
A statement from Sony says, “Much of today’s news about Spider-Man has mischaracterized recent discussions about Kevin Feige’s involvement in the franchise, we are disappointed, but respect Disney’s decision not to have him continue as a lead producer of our next live action Spider-Man film.” Sony also has stated that they hope the situation changes in the future, but understand that Marvel Studios president Kevin Feige has a lot on his plate. “Feige is terrific and we are grateful for his help and guidance and appreciate the path that he helped put us on, which we will continue.”
Neither studio has commented further on the matter, and this has caused both to receive backlash from the Spider-Man fan base.
The future of the MCU looks bleak now that Spider-Man is out of the picture– an “I don’t feel so good” moment for not only Spider-Man fans, but for Marvel as a whole.