Spider-Man‘s had a long, and rough, history at the box office. Two tries at a universe-building franchise from Sony gave it their all but ultimately fell flat. It wasn’t until Sony handed over the reins to Marvel Studios in a joint production deal that we got to see the definitive on-screen Spidey. Details of the deal that brought Tom Holland to our lives have been few and far between since it was signed back in 2015, though.
However, Slash Flim is now reporting that some of those details have come out. And, a lot of the web-slinger’s future depends on the success of Spider-Man: Far From Home. Slash Film reports that if Far From Home makes under $1 billion at the box office then full control of the character reverts back to Sony.
Now first off, Peter Parker’s latest outing has been well-received. Both critics and audiences alike have praised the film for setting up the future of the MCU without sacrificing the spirit of Homecoming. (Check out Def Pen’s review of the movie here.) Combine that with the film’s already-massive worldwide haul of over $575 million and I think it’s pretty unlikely that the ol’ Web-Head’s going anywhere.
But, Endgame has struggled to make an extended run this summer (though, I think that has more to do with literally everyone seeing it than anything else), and this summer’s been pretty hard on other franchise films so there’s a chance Far From Home stalls too. However, considering four of the last five MCU movies have broken $1 billion, I really think there’s nothing to be worried about.