A few weeks ago, we reported how Sony was splitting ties with Disney’s Marvel Cinematic Universe. This news came after Sony’s latest MCU film, “Spider-Man: Far From Home,” made over $1 billion worldwide, a new record for the superhero. After such revenue, Disney attempted to negotiate a higher percentage of profits for the next Spider-Man movie. Sony viewed Disney’s restructuring of close to 50% of the profits, which would mean Sony could lose half a billion dollars with the next film’s gross, as unfair and decided to split.
But it seems now that Spider-Man will still be allowed to play in the same backyard as the Avengers. In a shocking development reported by THR, Sony and Disney are striking up a deal for another co-produced Spider-Man film starring Tom Holland. MCU leader Kevin Feige spoke about how happy he is to continue this partnership:
“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.”
The details of this deal are not revealed but we do know that Tom Holland apparently only has one more Spider-Man film on his contract. So there’s a chance this deal is only for just one more film as Sony is already doing well with their non-MCU Marvel pictures of the blockbuster “Venom” (with a sequel in production) and the award-winning “Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse.”