Fellow Spider-Fans, I’ve got worrying news. Our favorite arachnid-themed hero may not be long for the MCU. According to Deadline, Disney and Sony have reached a stalemate in negotiations to keep Peter Parker in the MCU. This news comes just weeks after Spider-Man: Far From Home became the first billion-dollar outing for the web-head.
According to Deadline’s report, Disney asked Sony for a 50/50 split for all future Spidey films. However, Sony refused the offer, instead offering a deal similar to the first one, in which Disney only receives 5% of the films’ first-dollar gross. Disney, in turn, refused that deal and here we are. Though, the report does acknowledge that this could just be a leak from either side in the name of getting a deal done.
However, considering Sony’s recent success with Venom and Into the Spider-Verse, there is a real chance that Tom Holland won’t return to the MCU. If that horrible reality comes to pass, it’s also being reported that at least two Spider-Man projects are in development with Holland and director John Watts on board. And, though, it’d be sad to see Spidey leave the MCU, it’d certainly be interesting to see how Sony plans to build its own shared universe for him moving forward.
Spider-Man: Far From Home is in theaters now.