Spider-Man is out of the MCU (Marvel Cinematic Universe) because of a monetary dispute between Marvel and Sony, a new report by Deadline today suggests.
“Disney asked that future Spider-Man films be a 50/50 co-financing arrangement between the studios, and there were discussions that this might extend to other films in the Spider-Man universe,” Deadline reported. “Sony proposed keeping the arrangement going under the current terms where Marvel receives in the range of 5% of first dollar gross, sources said. Disney refused.”
As a result, it’s unlikely Marvel will assist in the production of new Spider-Man films. More importantly, it’s unlikely Tom Holland as Spider-Man will appear in and Marvel-made films going forward.
Sony has a number of Spider-Man films in production, including Venom 2, a sequel to Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse.
Neither Sony or Marvel (or its parent company, Disney, for that matter) have commented on the report. We’ll keep you informed as we learn more.