Spider-Man leaving MCU following severed ties between Marvel and Sony

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Its a sad day for fans looking to see Peter Parker in many movies to come as the relationship between Marvel and Sony has been torn apart. Spider-Man: Far From Home is likely the last movie we’ll see with Disney’s influence sprinkled all over it as it’s now been confirmed we’ll see Spider-Man leaving MCU (Marvel Cinematic Universe).

Why is Spider-Man leaving MCU?

Thanks to the information provided by Deadline, it shows the rationale behind the decision of Spider-Man leaving MCU is down to a disagreement over Spider-Man’s cinematic rights, which are currently held by Sony. That’s not to say that we won’t be seeing more movies starring the web-slinging Tom Holland, it just means that the films will fall into Sony’s lap rather than Disney.

There’s nothing official that’s been revealed to the public as of yet regards the licensing issues, so at this stage, the main information we do know is that Spidey was licensed out to Disney to appear in the Captain America: Civil War, Avengers: Infinity War and Avengers: Endgame. The caveat to this agreement was that Sony would then be able to feature MCU characters in the Spidey films. As a result, Spider-Man: Homecoming and Far From Home had Kevin Feige, Marvel’s Creative Head as the publisher.

In the previous agreement, Sony would get the better end of the profits with a smaller percentage going to Disney, and the issue came in when Sony declined to allow Disney a bigger cut of the profits as part of a new deal surrounding the standalone Spidey movies.

There’s no telling whether Spider-Man leaving MCU will be a definitive end game 9see what we did there), as they might well reach an agreement before the next Spidey movies are considered. At this moment in time, however, it doesn’t look promising for Peter Parker to appear again in the MCU. It will be interesting to see how Sony makes further movies with Tom Holand as Spidey without making any Avengers references.

At least we could finally see that Venom meets Spider-Man movie we’ve all been waiting for? Yes, please!

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