Disney-Sony feud casts doubt on Spider-Man's MCU future

It looks like Spider-Man is about to leave the Marvel Cinematic Universe.

Due to a dispute over co-financing, EW has confirmed that Marvel Studios and Sony Pictures are terminating their collaboration on the Spider-Man series.

Following their successful collaboration on the 2017 blockbuster Spider-Man: Homecoming and the summer blockbuster Far From Home, Sony and the Disney-owned Marvel have reached an impasse over upcoming projects. 

Kevin Feige, the president of Marvel Studios, has consequently decided not to produce any more Spider-Man solo movies. 

This implies that it's doubtful that Marvel's superheroes will play a role in further Spider-Man endeavors, nor that Tom Holland's Webslinger will show up in any more MCU movies or TV shows.

Disney apparently wanted to split co-funding for upcoming Spider-Man movies 50/50, but Sony wanted the finance structure to essentially remain the same as it was for Homecoming and Far From Home, according to Deadline, which broke the story first.

Sony's most valuable brand right now is the Spider-Man franchise, and as of a day ago, Far From Home officially overtook Skyfall to become the studio's highest-grossing film ever. 

Although Sony still owns the rights to Spider-Man and related comic book characters, the company made an agreement with Marvel a few years ago to let Spidey make an appearance in the MCU.

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