Sony Pictures and Marvel Studios will make a third Spider-Man film together. Sony and Disney have signed a new deal for Spider-Man, which would allow the web-swinging hero to return to the Marvel Cinematic Universe.
"I am very happy that Spidey's journey in the MCU will continue and I and all of us at Marvel Studios are very excited to continue working on it," said Kevin Feige, co-president of Marvel Studios, according to Variety. “Spider-Man is a powerful icon and hero whose story crosses all ages and target groups around the world. He happens to be the only hero with the super power that crosses cinematographic universes, so while Sony continues to develop its own Spidey verse, you never know what surprises the future holds. "
The two studios announced earlier this summer that Spider-Man would leave the Marvel Cinematic Universe after the companies were unable to agree on a new financing agreement. Disney wanted a 50/50 reduction on all revenues through Spider-Man movies, instead of the previous deal, including 5 percent of the first dollar's gross and merchandising earnings. The divorce meant that Feige would no longer oversee the Spider-Man films, which fall under the flag of Sony.
Tom Holland & # 39; s web-swinging superhero would instead only exist in the new Spider-Man universe from Sony, which also includes other characters such as Venom. The inability to reach a new deal also prevented the Spider-Man of Holland from appearing in more Marvel Studios films – a significant loss for the studio, given the key to the character in recent MCU films. According to the new deal, "it is assumed that Sony has proposed to keep the scheme under current conditions," said Variety.
The loss of Spider-Man to the MCU was also a big blow to fans, who went to Twitter to campaign to bring the hero back to the Marvel universe. "It has been a crazy week and I love you all from the bottom of my heart and I love you 3000," said Holland on the biennial D23 fan convention of Disney in August, referring to a line from Avengers: Endgame that has become a widespread meme.
The next Spider-Man movie – the third in that of Sony Coming home trilogy – will be released on July 16, 2021.