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It was just a few years ago that Sony Pictures and Marvel Studios struck a surprising deal to share the character of Spider-Man, all so the superhero could swing into the Marvel Cinematic Universe. Unfortunately, it appears that deal was short-lived, because a dispute between Sony and Disney has resulted in a failure to reach new terms to continue the lucrative partnership that allowed Marvel Studios president Kevin Feige to produce the Spider-Man movies. Find out more about the Sony Marvel Spider-Man deal ending below.
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. Director Jon Watts and star Tom Holland remain on board for the future films, but unless there’s a drastic change behind the scenes, where a dispute has been going on for months, then Marvel Studios won’t have a hand in the future of Spider-Man anymore.
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The dispute comes from the fact that Disney wanted to take a co-financing stake in future Spider-Man movies going forward that would have resulted in a 50/50 partnership between the House of Mouse and Sony Pictures. There were even discussions that might extend the deal into other films in the Spider-Man universe. But Sony simply doesn’t want to share any more money than they have to. Apparently, Sony proposed keeping the arrangement going under the current terms where Marvel Studios gets somewhere...
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