Marvel Reportedly Off Spider-Man Movies Over Sony Dispute

Peter Parker looking confused trying to figure things out in Marvel and Sony's Spider-Man Far From Home

Deadline has the unfortunate news on the Sony Marvel Spider-Man deal, which means that two more developing Spider-Man films in the works at Sony Pictures won't have Kevin Feige involved as the lead creative producer.

This report comes off the back of another report in July that indicated the Spider-Man characters would fully revert to Sony if Spider-Man: Far From Home did not make $1 billion at the box office.

Deadline reports Marvel Studios president Kevin Feige will no longer co-produce Tom Holland's Spider-Man films with Sony Pictures after the two failed to reach an agreement that would have given Disney a co-financing stake in future films. Apparently, Sony proposed keeping the arrangement going under the current terms where Marvel Studios gets somewhere around 5% of the first dollar gross, but Disney wasn't interested. Disney said no to that, so here we are. Again, according to Deadline's sources, Sony turned that offer down. Although Disney and Sony entered into a deal to share Spidey for the MCU, it is still a fully owned Sony property. But maybe there will still be discussions between Sony and Marvel in that regard, despite that fact that Kevin Feige won't be producing. They relied heavily on Iron Man's position in both Homecoming and Far From Home to help boost income and while there's now a map for both of those movies set, it's going to worry a lot of people. We'll see how that goes.

Spider-Man: Far From Home is now the number 2 Spider-Man film ever domestically, behind 2002's original outing, and having topped Spider-Man 2's $373.6M on August 15. Well, it's certainly not a SMART marketing decision, and rumour has it that Feige also helped with Venom in part too, off the books, so they have to at least acknowledge somewhere that he's been vital. Plus, Sony has begun its own Spider-Man mini-universe thanks to huge hits like Venom and Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse, both of which have sequels on the way. There has to be some sort of silver lining to this.



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