Disney and Sony Cut Ties Over Financial Disputes
It was reported by Deadline today that Sony will no longer be working with Kevin Feige and Disney on future Spider-Man films. This decision came as a result of disputes and disagreements with money, leaving neither side happy and ultimately breaking the two companies apart.
Sony and Disney have previously worked together on Spider-Man: Homecoming and Spider-Man: Far From Home, which grossed over $1.1 billion at the global box office. Reportedly, there are two more films in the works that will be produced by Sony and without any involvement from Feige or Disney, though director Jon Watts and Tom Holland will still be involved. After the events of Avengers: Endgame, Spider-Man took Tony Stark’s place in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, a plot point that Spider-Man: Far From Home spent a lot of time on.
This news leaves the question of how the MCU will successfully move forward without the character of Spider-Man and how these two, now separate, universes will coexist without crossing over. Many fans are hopeful that a deal will eventually be reached and that Disney and Sony will come to an agreement which would keep Spider-Man in the MCU.
With the D23 Expo this weekend, it is possible that this situation will be addressed at that time. This article will be updated if new information comes to light.