When it was announced last week that Spider-Man would stay in the MCU, it came as a genuine shock. We had heard from both sides that talks had officially shut down, and that for the moment there would be no attempts to talk about a new deal.
Now we know why the tides turned, and its all thanks to Spidey himself.
According to THR, Tom Holland played a major role in getting this new deal signed. Sources say Holland “made multiple appeals to Disney chairman and CEO Bob Iger and Sony film chairman Tom Rothman to reach a resolution, announced Sept. 27, for Marvel to produce a third Spider-Man movie for Sony, and for the character to appear in at least one additional Disney-Marvel film.”
It looks like the fans came into play too, as Holland reminded both studio heads that the fans wanted Spider-Man to stay in the MCU. So he will… for now.
Sony and Marvel are working quickly to get a third solo Spider-Man flick in development to meet its 2021 release date. Jon Watts is in final talks to direct again, and it’s expected most of the supporting cast from the last two films will return. Far From Home ended on a major cliffhanger, so it’ll be interesting to see how it will be resolved. We’re just under two years from finding out.
Are you happy Holland used the fans and his star power to work out a new deal between Marvel and Sony?