I’m going to go ahead right now and let you know that the title to this article is a bit misleading. At this time, we don’t really know if Spider-Man is truly out of the MCU; but I would place my bets right now that it’s going to happen. In typical Sony Studios fashion, they’re going around and messing with our favorite Web-Head. After Spider-Man: Far From Home went on to become the highest grossing picture for Sony, EVER; we started hearing some rumblings. Rumblings that give us a reminder back to those leaked emails where the studio thinks that they know better than the people and can’t possibly wrap their heads around Marvel making more money than their Andrew Garfield-led Spidey flicks. Back at that time Kevin Feige even tried to step in and save the movies but they wanted nothing to do with his omniscient powers. Luckily for all of us, Tom Rothman and Amy Pascal decided to wake the funk up and let Feige do what he does best; represent the characters in a great way all the while making an ass load of money. Next thing you know, Spider-Man is in Civil War being played by Tom Holland and the world breaths a sigh of relief. FINALLY, the most beloved superhero in the entire Marvel roster is where he should be, amongst the Avengers.
We fans rode that high while he showed up in his solo film, Homecoming. Jon Watts directed a tour-de-force of character development, action, comedy, and putting it all within an MCU bow. Heck, Robert Downey Jr. is Peter’s mentor in the film. How cool is that!? Holland reprised the role again in Infinity War and Endgame and we loved/were saddened by his dusting and subsequently return in Endgame to pop-culture quippy goodness. Finally, Far From Home closes out Phase 3 of the Marvel flims by opening up the Multiverse and ushering in the next phase. What more could we want!?
Now, we hear today that Sony wants to take all of that away just cause they don’t want to pay Disney and Feige what they’re due. They want to keep all of the profits. Newsflash dummies: the only reason those movies have made more than a billion dollars is BECAUSE of the involvement of Disney.
Like I said at the beginning of the article, this could be a rumor. It could all miraculously work out, but I doubt it. I think Sony sees what it did with Into the Spider-Verse and with Venom and thinks they don’t need Disney. You do, I’m sorry but you do. I’ll try and remain positive because I just want to see my favorite character up on the big screen in a GOOD way again regardless of whose involved; but this is another bad move by Sony in a string of bad moves.