Deadline reported Tuesday that Disney, Marvel's parent company, and Sony have reached an impasse in negotiations over future Spider-Man films - potentially ending a partnership that has been highly profitable for both studios. The previous deal let Sony keep the profits of the solo outings for the character, while Marvel kept the profits of merchandising and the movies he appeared in that weren't solo films.
Sony will be feeling confident with a full roster of upcoming projects from the larger Spider-Man universe, including Jared Leto's Morbius movie.
Considering that Sony's deal with Marvel revitalized Spider-Man, it made sense to renew the pact.
It's not clear why an extended cut release is happening for Far From Home, though Marvel's Endgame move likely inspired it.
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Anyway! Whatever. On the one hand, we should be thankful that Disney doesn't own literally everything in the entire world, and we could nearly treat Sony as a scrappy indie upstart.
Many fans are speculating that the jig was up when Marvel president Kevin Feige didn't announce any news about Spider-Man 3 at SDCC during the big Marvel Phase 4 reveal. But if Spider-Man's no longer going to cross over into the MCU, will that "next Iron Man" label just be dismissed as drunk talk? We're hoping something changes, because to leave Far From Home as the last collaboration between Sony and Marvel Studios would be pretty bad, as it was, in my opinion, the best Spider-Man movie yet. Plus, barring a loophole, Spider-Man would apparently no longer appear in Marvel Cinematic Universe.
When do you think we will see Ryan Reynolds' Deadpool next? Peter Parker also developed a deeply moving dynamic with Tony Stark (Robert Downey Jr.), serving as his protégé-on-the-rise and the closest thing to a son that Tony ever had prior to his death in Avengers: Endgame. Disney allegedly refused to stick with the existing arrangement. However, Feige won't be the lead creative producer.
This makes it "almost certain" that the character Spider-Man will be absent from crossover appearances in future Marvel films too, according to Hollywood Reporter journalist Graeme McMillan.