Look like Spider-Man and Tom Holland might be leaving the MCU and fans are devo
People are fairly devastated by Sony and Disney's inability to strike a deal regarding the Marvel Cinematic Universe.
Not just because they don't enjoy seeing their favourite billion dollar entertainment companies fight - but because the lack of deal might mean that Spider-Man will be dropped from the MCU.
And by extension, Tom Holland's Spider-Man will be dropped from the MCU.
Heartbroken? You should be.
Disney does not own the rights to Spider-Man, however a past deal had been struck that meant that they could include the character in Marvel films.
This limited deal meant that Disney owned the merchandising rights to Spider-Man as well as five percent of all the money the movie makes on its opening day.
However, a new deal has failed to be agreed upon by both Sony and Disney, meaning that Holland might not be back for any Marvel films in the future.
So far, Spider-Man has appeared in five Marvel movies, Captain America: Civil War, Spider-Man: Homecoming, Avengers: Infinity War, Avengers: Endgame, and Spider-Man: Far From Home.
Before that, when Sony originally bought the rights, they had Tobey Maguire and Andrew Garfield star as the superhero in a series of movies.
Basically, there's been a lot of Spider-goings-on over the past two decades and now Sony and Disney can't reach an agreement that allows them both to reap the profits from the films.
And poor old Tom Holland might be the one dropped from the universe. As well as Spider-Man in general.
Understandably, people are less than impressed with the studios' failure to reach a deal.
They've take to Twitter to air their grievances - and to share the hashtag 'SaveSpiderMan.'
— Creepy Crap (@crap_creepy) August 21, 2019
— 𝓛𝓪𝓾𝓻𝓪 𝓛𝓪𝓱𝓮𝔂👑🖤 (@Teen__Freak) August 21, 2019
— a lost cause (@sbiderling) August 21, 2019
— Rojina (@RayaGriezi) August 21, 2019
— Renee ❤️ Happy bd Namjoonie ❤️ (@Renoenoe) August 21, 2019
— 𝒎𝒂𝒏𝒖 ⎊ (@manuelaguds) August 21, 2019
Sony have since released a statement regarding the whole debacle, saying that they are "disappointed" not to be working with the Spider-Man franchise.
They added, however, that they hoped things might change in the future.
"Much of today’s news about Spider-Man has mischaracterized recent discussions about Kevin Feige’s involvement in the franchise," they said.
"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."