After it was revealed yesterday that Sony has officially split with Kevin Feige and Disney on future “Spider-Man” universe films, fans took to Twitter to express their grief. Some are even calling for a boycott of Sony, which is a hashtag that went trending on Twitter.
News first broke of Sony ending its long-standing deal with Disney on the “Spider-Man” films yesterday when it was revealed that the companies couldn’t come to an agreement on the co-financing of the series’ future movies. This brought a lot of sadness and even some hate to Sony on social media with hashtags of #BoycottSony #SaveSpidey and #SaveSpidermanFromSony.
Below is a look at some of the fans who begged to get #BoycottSony trending to make their sadness known to the major movie company.
— Harry (@uhharrry) August 20, 2019
— Brandon Greenroy (@BrandonGreenroy) August 20, 2019
— Liam Dawson (@liam_dosso) August 20, 2019
One Tweet using the hashtag called for the help of a Marvel Cinematic Universe star to help spread the word online. Twitter user Al Baker asked Chris Evans, who most famously portrayed “Captain America” in the MCU, to lend some of his star power to the cause.
— Al Baker (@vikeman72) August 20, 2019
Others asked for Sony to reverse their decision to exit their partnership from Disney and to keep Kevin Feige and Marvel Studios a part of the web-slinging production.
— Ciaran 《》 Mourning MCU Spidey (@CiaranTheHuffle) August 20, 2019
— Mr. Dominari, Chronicler (@reid_reid4213) August 20, 2019
Under the hashtag #SaveSpideyfromSony, fans came off a bit threatening to the movie studio.
Late last night, Sony released a statement on the subject revealing their “disappointment” over the fallout. In it, they claimed the cause of the split to be Kevin Feige’s recent additions of projects, which they say would keep the Marvel Studios President too busy. However, other sources claim it mostly came down to the money.
As we previously reported, the two company’s deal over the web-slinging character went south after Disney wanted to switch their current financial dealings of the character to a 50/50 co-financing arrangement between the studios. However, Sony wanted to keep to their past deal where Marvel receives in the range of 5% of the first dollar gross.