A third movie is now in the works…
Putting the minds of many comic book fans at ease, Disney and Sony have reportedly brokered a new deal, which will see the Marvel web-slinger back in the MCU for now.
Disney and Sony jointly announced the news, with a third Spider-Man on its way, with Kevin Feige set to produce and Tom Holland reprising his role. According to reports, this new deal sees Marvel and Disney receiving roughly 25% of the profits, while also retaining the profits from merchandising.
The deal also possibly allows Sony to use more Spider-Man properties, including their own version of the character within their cinematic universe, one which began with Venom.
Fiege explained the following in a statement: “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… 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.”
“We have had a great collaboration over the last four years, and our mutual desire to continue was equal to that of the many fans. We are delighted to be moving forward together.” https://t.co/gLCeSlmDX6 pic.twitter.com/VRtXtC3g8Y
— Sony Pictures (@SonyPictures) September 27, 2019
Spider-Man: Far From Home grossed over $1 billion at the US box office, becoming Sony’s biggest movie of all time, beating out previous Spider-Man movies.
The third film is scheduled for release on July 16th 2021.
By Jimmy Ioannou
Images provided by Sony/Disney