Spiderman Leaves MCU

Erin Rachel, Copy Editor

   Sony recently announced that Spiderman would no longer be involved in the Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU) due to a recent decision made by Disney, the owner of the MCU. Fans are in an uproar but current Spiderman actor Tom Holland continues to promote positivity surrounding the split. 

   In 1999 Sony took control of the rights of Spiderman, but decided to join with the MCU to create a variety of films since 2015. Marvel also helped produce Spiderman’s stand alone movies Spiderman: Homecoming in 2017 and Spiderman: Far From Home in 2019. However, Sony claims it was Disney’s decision to keep Spiderman out of the MCU. Sony stated that Disney pulled Marvel president Kevin Feige from working on or with future spiderman films. 

   Holland became Spiderman in 2017 and states that “the future of Spidey rests safe in Sony’s hands” and that working with Marvel the last five years were “incredible”.  At a recent Disney fan convention Holland made a tear-jerking goodbye to Marvel when he quoted the recent Avengers Endgame line “I love you 3000.”  

   Sony issued a statement that they were interested in negotiating a deal with Marvel and to continue to work with the MCU on future films; however, Disney has yet to issue an official statement on the matter. Sony is said to continue producing Spiderman movies with or without a new deal forming. Sony’s recent success with Far From Home surpassed all expected successes. It earned over $1.109 billion at the worldwide box office, passing Skyfall as Sony’s top movie. 

   So, yes, it is sad that Spidey will no longer be with the Avengers crew, especially after all the recent events in Endgame. However,  Holland will continue to act as Spiderman and he could return to the Avengers in the future. But for now it is goodbye Spiderman, and remember that he loves you 3000.