According to the publication, a financial “dispute” between Disney and Sony resulted in Feige’s exit as Spider-Man producer.
“We are disappointed, but respect Disney’s decision not to have him continue as a lead producer of our next live-action Spider-Man film,” a Sony spokesperson told Deadline.
The move could mean Tom Holland’s Spider-Man as we know him in The Avengers, Spider-Man: Homecoming and Spider-Man Far From Home will become a thing of the past.
Of course, Marvel fans are not thrilled at the loss of one of the MCU’s key characters, using #SaveSpiderMan on Twitter to voice their feelings.
Sony taking Spider-Man out of the MCU is a disrespect to Tony Stark's legacy. It's hard to imagine the next phase of Marvel without Spidey. I hope Disney and Sony figure this out in the future.#SaveSpiderMan pic.twitter.com/LHYBn2yKSE— Talha Ali (@TalhaAli781) August 21, 2019
“Kevin is terrific and we are grateful for his help and guidance and appreciate the path he has helped put us on, which we will continue,” Sony concluded in its statement.