Spider-Man, the teen webslinger, who has been an important part of the comic book empire on which the films are based, is possibly exiting the Marvel Cinematic Universe.
The new development that has left fans gutted, came after Disney and Sony Pictures decided to part way The former reportedly asked 50-50 profit sharing for the future Spider-Man films, which didn’t go down well with Sony Pictures. Actor Tom Holland made his debut as Spider-Man in MCU in Captain America: Civil War after a 2015 deal where the two studios would coproduce and split profits across the films, and which allowed Spider-Man to become part of the highly popular team of superheroes in MCU. However, Sony maintained the rights to the character, and also to financing, distributing, and final creative control.
Fans started using the hashtag #SaveSpiderMan on social media to make a plea to save their favorite friendly neighborhood superhero.
One irate Twitter user posted, “Honestly what did tony stark die for if Sony IS GONNA F**K IT UP AND TAKE SPIDER-MAN OUT OF THE MCU WTF I JUST FELL IN LOVE WITH TOM THEY CAN’T DO THIS TO US #SaveSpiderMan [sic],” while another added, “We didn’t make end game the best-grossing movie in history for @Sony to take Spiderman away #SaveSpiderMan [sic]”
Actor Jeremy Renner, who has played Hawkeye in the MCU since 2011, also weighed in. “Hey @sonypictures we want Spider-Man back to @therealstanlee and @marvel please, thank you #please,” he tweeted. There are still two planned movies starring Tom Holland as Peter Parker/ Spider-Man.