There is a new Marvel film on the horizon, and it’s set to be released in July of 2020. But before that, Sony had their own plans for Spider-Man: Far From Home with Tom Holland portraying Spider-man again. Fans are disappointed by the decision made by Disney and Sony because they want Disney to continue making films starring Peter Parker/Spider man.
Marvel and Sony have come to an agreement that will allow Spider-Man to appear in both Marvel and Sony movies.
According to a new book, Marvel Studios and Sony Pictures kept their deadlock over a second Spider-Man agreement hidden from the cast and crew of Spider-Man: Far From Home. In August 2019, weeks after Far From Home raked in the highest box revenue of any Sony film, the press and the general public realized what few at Marvel and Sony already knew: Tom Holland’s Spider-Man will no longer be a part of the MCU. After five films — Captain America: Civil War, Spider-Man: Homecoming, Avengers: Infinity War, Avengers: Endgame, and Spider-Man: Far From Home — the unprecedented deal between the two studios to bring the rebooted wall-crawler into the MCU, home to Iron Man and the Avengers, had expired and would not be renewed.
In the officially authorized book The Story of Marvel Studios: The Making of the Marvel Cinematic Universe, Kevin Feige, the Marvel Studios president and producer who took creative charge on the Sony and Marvel Spider-Man movies, says, “There were only a handful of us who were aware of that — we didn’t tell the filmmakers [or] the actors.” “We didn’t want it to affect the film’s completion or the press junket. All I cared about was completing the film and making it feel as good as possible.”
The Spider-Man sequel was “approximately three-quarters of the way through” post-production when discussions between Disney’s Marvel and Spider-Man film rights holders Sony fell down just before the release of Endgame, the culmination of the Infinity Saga that would have its epilogue with Far From Home. With the release of Far From Home, their five-film pact came to an end, but Feige and other executives kept the standoff under wraps in the hopes of striking a new deal to maintain Spider-Man in the world where he’d grown into one of Earth’s mightiest heroes.
According to the book, Holland, trilogy director Jon Watts, and the key creatives behind Far From Home were unaware of the dead contract at the time. The relationship that saw Spider-Man swing into a fight with other superheroes for the first time — an incredible dream that seemed unimaginable at the time — had come to an end. There were even rumors that Feige was planning to write Spider-Man out of the MCU entirely.
For the first time in Spider-cinematic Man’s career, Bob Iger, then-CEO of Disney, made it his “personal goal” to correct the issue and extend the arrangement that enabled him to co-exist in a live-action world with other Marvel superheroes. According to the book, Iger conducted “several talks” with Feige, Holland, Marvel Studios Chief Counsel David Galluzi, Disney’s Alan Horn and Alan Bergman, and Sony Pictures chairman Tom Rothman after fans expressed their anger online and during the bi-annual D23 Expo.
Both parties have finally untangled the web that had been hanging over the beneficial cooperation between Marvel and Sony’s developing Spider-Man world. Sony and Disney allegedly agreed to co-finance a third Spider-Man film for a 75 percent / 25 percent share of the budget and revenues, according to press reports at the time. Sony and Marvel were back in business with Feige at the helm of Spider-Man 3 — which has now been renamed Spider-Man: No Way Home.
Sony and Disney/Marvel will collaborate on No Way Home, and Holland’s Spider-Man will feature in a future Marvel Studios film, maybe an Avengers sequel. With the crisis handled, Feige’s MCU and Sony’s renamed Spider-Man Universe, which includes anti-heroes Venom (Tom Hardy) and Morbius, were able to work even closer together (Jared Leto).
“If the deadlock had not been overcome,” adds Spider-Man producer Amy Pascal, “I would have been extremely dissatisfied.” “I didn’t believe we were done because I didn’t think we were. I knew the cinematic world had more tales to tell. In addition, I admire everyone at Marvel.”
“It became a major thing in a manner that I believe everyone was surprised by,” Feige continues. “But it also demonstrated how effective our collaboration has been, as well as the quality of the projects Jon Watts and Amy Pascal and I collaborated on. For several reasons, business angels momentarily grabbed control of the situation. But it was truly a matter of, “What’s best for Spider-character Man’s and best for Spider-fans?” Man’s That’s how we were able to accomplish Homecoming and Far From Home the first time around.”
Feige adds that if a new accord isn’t reached, “There was a part of me that said, ‘OK, we achieved much more than I ever imagined we could do.’ And if this is the end of it, we’ll be OK.’” “I’m very grateful they did,” Feige said of the fans who protested and made it obvious they wanted Spider-Man to stay in the MCU.
On December 17, Tom Holland, Zendaya, Alfred Molina, Jamie Foxx, and Benedict Cumberbatch as Doctor Strange feature in the Sony Pictures and Marvel Studios co-production Spider-Man: No Way Home.
Venom is an upcoming Marvel movie that will be released by Sony Pictures. The film is expected to feature Spider-Man, but the deal between Marvel and Sony has caused some controversy. Reference: venom mcu crossover.
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