Spider-Man Back in MCU, Sony & Marvel Strike New Deal
Spider-Man will be back in the Marvel Cinematic Universe after Sony Pictures and Marvel Studios patched up and announced a new deal on Friday 27 September. Kevin Feige will return to produce the third film in the Tom Holland Spider-Man series, which started with 2017’s Spider-Man: Homecoming and continued with this summer mega-hit Spider-Man: Far From Home. Spider-Man will also appear in at least one other MCU film.
The new deal will give Marvel and its parent company Disney 25% of profits from the next sequel, which is set to release on 16 July 2021. Disney will also keep all merchandising rights for the character.
“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.”Kevin Feige
In August, news broke that Disney and Sony were unable to come at an agreement to renew their contract, with Sony scoffing at Disney’s demand for a 50% share in profits.
The MCU Spider-Man, played by Tom Holland, was introduced in 2016’s Captain America: Civil War after a then-historic deal between Sony Pictures and Disney to share rights to the character. He has since played a major part in the crossover Avengers films apart from his solo series.
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