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  • Peter Parker continues to have bad luck with his parents.

  • While his real mom and dad are long gone, Spider-Man's real-world guardians Disney and Sony have been disputing over how best to look after him.

  • The web-flinging vigilante is a member of the Marvel Cinematic Universe.

  • Thanks to two Tom Holland-starring films.

  • 2017's Spider-Man: Homecoming and 2019's Spider-Man: Far From Home.

  • He's also made a handful of appearances in the MCU's ensemble movies, but he's always remained the property of Sony Pictures.

  • For months now, Disney, Marvel Studios, and Sony have been in talks over how to split financial stakes in the Spider-Man franchise.

  • As they worked to update the shared custody deal, they struck in 2015.

  • That landmark agreement allowed Marvel to have access to the Spider-Man character while Sony retained ownership.

  • The standoff reportedly ended on August 20, when, according to Deadline, the two companies failed to reach an agreement.

  • The inability to strike new terms in a deal, which would have seen Disney obtaining a co-financing stake in the property.

  • Means that Marvel Studios president Kevin Feige will no longer produce Spider-Man films.

  • Furthermore, Marvel will cease any involvement in the Holland-starring Spidey universe moving forward.

  • Meaning that Spider-Man is swinging away from the MCU and crawling back into Sony's web.

  • Deadline's sources indicated that the talks ended because of a disagreement over money.

  • Disney is said to have requested a 50 percent co-financing stake in future Spider-Man films.

  • Of which there are reportedly two, anticipated to feature both actor Tom Holland, and Jon Watts returning in the director's chair.

  • The talks also involved Disney potentially extending that stake into other Spider-Man-adjacent films, like the growing Venom franchise.

  • A 50 percent stake is a hefty increase from Marvel Studios' current share of the Spider-Man movie series.

  • Which is "five percent of first dollar gross" or the money that a film makes during its first day out in theaters.

  • Sony wanted to keep that deal intact, Disney didn't.

  • And so Disney came forward with its own proposition.

  • As Deadline's Mike Fleming Jr. put it, Sony executives, quote, "turned that offer down flat."

  • Apparently not even approaching Disney with a counteroffer.

  • According to the report, the studio had no interest in splitting ownership over what has become its most commercially successful franchise.

  • It's probably not a coincidence that just a day before this news broke.

  • Spider-Man: Far From Home officially edged out Skyfall to become Sony's highest-earning movie ever.

  • Kevin Feige, a big fan of Spider-Man, reportedly had every intention of continuing to produce movies featuring the teen hero if Disney and Sony were able to renegotiate terms.

  • Sony is clearly confident that the franchise has a bright future ahead without Feige or Marvel Studios involved in producing it.

  • In addition to the now Sony-controlled Spider-Man sequels, the studio is confirmed to be working on a sequel to Venom directed by Andy Serkis.

  • A Morbius: The Living Vampire movie starring Jared Leto, and a film centered on Kraven the Hunter.

  • According to Deadline, they're also still working on that Black Cat, Silver Sable thing they've been trying to get made forever.

  • The big question surrounding this news is how it will affect the MCU, which has heavily featured Spider-Man in its overarching narrative up to this point.

  • In just a handful of movies, Holland's Spider-Man went from a spunky kid who played pinch hitter during one tense airport battle to a universe-travelling hero who would put his life on the line to save other people.

  • Peter Parker also developed a deeply moving dynamic with Tony Stark, serving as his protégé-on-the-rise and standing as the closest thing to a son that Tony ever had.

  • For Marvel fans, now it looks like they're both gone.

  • It seems like Spider-Man will never again cross paths with other MCU heroes.

  • And will instead spend his next few movies cozying up to characters in Sony's Spidey universe.

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The Sad Reason Spider-Man Will Be Cut From The MCU

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    Lian posted on 2019/08/28
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