Ugh, honestly, Hollywood can be so tiresome with their talks and their contracts. Just give the people what they want! Tom Holland’s Spider-Man role with Marvel x Sony was in jeopardy because annoying men in suits were in a boardroom somewhere yelling about money. So if you didn’t know–after years of some rather lackluster Spider-Men (sorry Andrew Garfield)–Marvel and Sony finally found the perfect Peter Parker in Tom. He’s quippy, cute and delivers the web-slinger to an entirely new generation of Marvel fans.
However, with the whole Fox/Disney merger–things in Hollywood have been a tad tense. So before this whole massive merger, Disney and Sony had come to an agreement about Spider-Man. Basically, they put on their adult pants and decided that they would share the rights to Spider-Man moving forward. This is why we got to see Sir. Tom in Captain America: Civil War, Avengers: Infinity War and Avengers: Endgame.
So with this new merger–Sony and Disney had to go back to the drawing board and of course they completely f*cked things up. Deadline reported,
Sources maintain that Marvel Studio’s President Kevin Feige exit was about money; it was about Disney seeking the 50/50 co-fi stake as the price for Marvel and Feige’s continued guiding hand that resulted in the delivery of Sony’s biggest grossing film ever. Sony declined to meet those terms.
So where does this leave our boo, Tom? It has just been announced that Spider-Man will remain in the MCU for at least one more film. On Sept. 27–Disney and Sony announced in a joint statement that, the third Spider-Man: Homecoming film will be produced by Marvel and Marvel Studios president Kevin Feige.
We have had a great collaboration over the last four years, and our mutual desire to continue was equal to that of the many fans,” Robert Lawson, Sony Pictures’ chief communications officer, said in a statement. “We are delighted to be moving forward together.”
For his part Feige said,
I am thrilled that Spidey’s journey in the MCU will continue, and I and all of us at Marvel Studios are very excited that we get to keep working on it. Spider-Man is a powerful icon and hero whose story crosses all ages and audiences around the globe. He also happens to be the only hero with the superpower to cross cinematic universes, so as Sony continues to develop their own Spidey-verse you never know what surprises the future might hold.
Thankfully, he may still wear the Spidey suit going forward.
It looked like MCU, Disney, and Sony figured it TF out–at least for now.