Sony and Marvel have made up and reached a new agreement to keep Tom Holland’s Spider-Man in the MCU, with a new solo film in 2021, plus another appearance!
Many fans were heartbroken earlier in the Summer when it was announced that Marvel and Sony had “broken up” over negotiating a new Spider-Man deal. Despite the $1 billion success of Far From Home, it appeared to be the wall-crawler’s last adventure in the larger MCU. Today, however, brings good news as the companies have come to terms on a new agreement!
In a joint statement by the companies, it was a revealed that a new deal had been reached and Tom Holland will retain the role of Spider-Man in a third film set for July 16, 2021. Kevin Feige will be producing the film, but it looks like their deal also includes an additional appearance of Spider-Man in a forthcoming Marvel Studios film…Though of course we don’t know which one yet.
“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,” said Feige in a statement. “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.”
The new deal will see Marvel net 25% of the new film’s profits (a compromise from the alleged 50% Marvel had been asking for) while Disney will still retain the toy/merchandising rights. Their cooperation will also go beyond Marvel, as Sony and Disney will work together on the streaming end to bring their sports packages to the PlayStation Vue service.
There are plenty of other details/terms of the agreement that haven’t been fully revealed (timing/longevity would be a big question mark), but for now, fans can rest easy knowing their favorite web-head will be swinging with the rest of the Avengers again.