Welp, ICYMI, Spider-Man has officially been shown the door by Marvel Studios and Disney. It seems there’s thing called money that production houses can’t live without, which is why Disney wanted more of the webbed pie to suckle. Sony told the Mouse to piss off. So, Marvel and Disney took their
Kevin Feige…eh, ball, and went home.
Since then, Holland has been fairly quiet, which is rather odd considering he can put his entire fist in his mouth when fighting back the many spoilers that leak from his Spider-Yap.
The actor says he’s had “the time of my life” playing Spidey in the MCU, but assures everyone that “the legacy and future of Spidey rests in Sony’s safe hands.”
Tom Holland, Company Man
Now that we are going back to the way things have been — Sony owns Stan Lee’s favorite neighborhood
ice cream man… sorry, Spider-Man — let’s see Tommy Boy tow the company line and assuage our complete hysteria over this situation.
“I’m not shy about expressing how incredible the last five years have been with Marvel,” Holland told GQ in the wake of this cinematic divorce. “I’ve truly had the time of my life, and in so many respects, they have made my dreams come true as an actor.”
Sweet, right? Now, Sony’s turn.
“Sony has also been really good to me, and the global success of Spider-Man: Far From Home is a real testament to their support, skill and commitment,” he added. “The legacy and future of Spidey rests in Sony’s safe hands. I really am nothing but grateful, and I’ve made friends for life along the way.”
That sound you hear is Tom Holland’s exclusive contract for one (maybe two) Sony-produced Spidey movies rippling in the wind. Big props to Tom defending Sony and loving Marvel at the same time. In short, the man is no dolt–he knows who is buttering his bread.
In case you’re not aware, Sony has controlled the rights to the web-slinger since 1999. However, with the advent of the MCU, the relationship between Sony and Disney was more of a shared commitment of Spider-Man since 2015, which included his appearance in Captain American: Civil War and the last two films in the Infinity saga.
As part of the previous agreement, Marvel had also been acting as a producer on the 2017 and 2019 standalone Sony “Spider-Man” movies.
And that’s where the Kevin Feige commitment comes into question. With the deal in dire straits–and fans losing their ever-loving minds–Sony pulls the PR move to control their image by stating it was Disney’s decision to pull Marvel Studios president Kevin Feige’s involvement in future films, and added they “hope this might change in the future.”
Because, of course they do.
Despite your disgruntled feelings about Sony’s oversight with Spider-Man moving forward, Tom Holland is in to continue what Marvel started. This opens the door with a Venom clash, after he’s done making work out of Carnage.
The moral of the story: Chin up, fans. This divorce is about more money than we will ever see, so look on the positive. Spider-Man’s friendly neighborhood will be in Sonyland, and we have to be okay with it or refuse to give a dime in that neighborhood for good.
Which side of the commerce fence are you on? Let’s see if you stay there when the next movie comes out.