The internet threw a collective fit when it was announced that Sony would be pulling Spider-Man from the MCU, but good news is, it looks like both Sony and Disney have finally struck a new deal, and Tom Holland gets to stay with Marvel Studios—for now that is.
According to Variety, Marvel and Sony will be teaming up once more for Spider-Man 3. While the earlier deal had Marvel earning only 5% of the first-follar gross, this new deal is said to give Disney 25%, plus merchandising rights; Disney is also said to be providing a quarter of the financing.
Marvel Studios head Kevin Feige had this to say about the team-up:
“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.”
Longtime Spider-Man producer Amy Pascal also said in a statement:
“This is terrific… Peter Parker’s story took a dramatic turn in ‘Far From Home’ and I could not be happier we will all be working together as we see where his journey goes.”
Not only are Marvel and Sony teaming up for the third Spider-Man film, but it’s also said that Tom Holland’s Spider-Man is appearing in one more MCU movie. We don’t know what that is, but hopefully it will be a New Avengers movie. After that, it’s likely the two studios will have to sit down and iron out a new deal.
Catch Spider-Man 3 when it hits theaters July 16, 2021.