The Spiderman franchise will no longer be part of the Marvel Cinematic Universe.
Deal is Off
A fall out between film companies Disney and Sony caused the withdrawal of the character from the franchise.
Disney Pictures’ reportedly asked to review and renegotiate the profit-sharing process between them and Sony Pictures for succeeding movies. Unfortunately, Sony Pictures declined the proposal to increase Disney’s shares to 25% of all earnings per movie. To clarify, Disney only received a 5% profit share from all previous Spiderman appearances in the Marvel Cinematic Universe.
Supposedly, Disney agreed to this deal to bring the wall-climbing hero back home. Fortunately, this brought in a number of excellent films to the franchise. Films include Spiderman: Homecoming, Spiderman: Far From Home, Avengers Infinity War and Endgame.
Spiderman is now out from the Marvel Cinematic Universe
As a result, the Marvel Cinematic Universe is now facing a challenge. As Spiderman was poised to be the new face of the franchise, Producer Kevin Feige is now going back to the drawing board. He will try to reassess how they will be pushing forward with Phases 4 and 5 of the franchise. In other words, a new film company is going to reboot the comic book franchise. That is to say, outside the grand story arc of the Marvel Cinematic Universe.
Sony Receives Fan Hate
Due to this incident, Sony Pictures has received a strong backlash from the fans of the franchise. Consequently, fans are calling to boycott all succeeding films from Sony. On the contrary, Sony maintained that they did not want this to happen. However, they find the Disney proposal too steep of a price to accept. This comes from the wake of Sony’s highest-grossing film ever – Spiderman: Far From Home.
To sum up, fans of the web-slinger remain hopeful that Sony and Disney will go back to the table to discuss profits.
Spiderman is probably the most popular Comic Book Character created by Stan Lee.