Disney/Sony standoff ends with Kevin Feige axed from Spider-Man franchise

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Tom Holland "Spider-Man" and Kevin Feige

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It’s official–Kevin Feige will no longer produce any future “Spider-Man” films because Disney and Sony Pictures were unable to reach new terms on the film series’ financing.

In a new report by Deadline, it was revealed that Disney and Sony have been going back and forth over the past few months over negotiations of the film series’ co-financing and it has just ended with Feige and Marvel no longer being involved in the “Spider-Man” universe.

Kevin Feige and Sony
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As we recently shared, “Spider-Man: Far From Home” has hit big at the box-office. However, this wasn’t enough to remedy Sony and Disney’s deal. In Deadline’s report, it was revealed that Disney was asking that future Spider-Man films be a 50/50 co-financing arrangement between the studios. Although, it was reported that Sony not only turned down Disney’s offer but refused to come back with a counter.

Prior to Sony walking away from Disney, it seems Sony wanted to keep the company’s prior arrangement with Disney, where Marvel receives in the range of 5% of the first dollar gross. This wasn’t enough for the house of mouse.

According to sources, there are two more “Spider-Man” films in the current universe with Tom Holland. And as of now, Kevin Feige will not be the lead creative producer of these films.

Tom Holland as Spider-Man
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For the MCU fans out there concerned they’ll never see Tom Holland’s Spider-Man reunite with the Avengers again–it’s worth noting this report doesn’t state that Tom Holland’s Spider-Man won’t appear in future MCU films. But, it does state that any stand-alone films of the web-slinging character will now be solely under the control of Sony Pictures.

In the current Tom Holland “Spider-Man” Universe, Kevin Feige and Marvel have both had a hand in the productions of “Spider-Man: Homecoming” and “Spider-Man: Far From Home.” But now, going forward Sony will take full reigns all by themselves with the character.

What are your thoughts on Kevin Feige and Marvel no longer having a hand in the current “Spider-Man” universe? Let us know in the comments below!

Source: Deadline

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