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Marvel loses Spider-Man to Sony after financial 'dispute' with Disney

Marvel lost the little hold it had over Spider-Man in the MCU. A report by Deadline on Tuesday confirmed that the company's president Kevin Feige and Spider-Man franchise owner Sony Pictures will no longer work together.
Image credit: Sony Pictures.
Image credit: Sony Pictures.

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.

Though Sony told Deadline the loss of Kevin Feige was based on a busy Marvel schedule, sources believe Disney wanted a 50/50 Spider-Man deal that Sony could not agree to.

“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.

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