Marvel, Sony Can’t Reach Deal: Spider-Man Out of the MCUAugust 20, 2019
Marvel Studios will not produce any further Spider-Man films in the Marvel Cinematic Universe.
Yes, you read that right. Sony Pictures and Disney have failed to reach a new deal, one that would have seen Disney get a co-financing stake moving forward.
According to numerous sources, the issue is money: Disney reportedly asked that future Spider-Man films be 50 / 50 coproductions between Disney and Sony, instead of the current deal, which is said to give Marvel and Disney 5 percent of gross box-office revenue.
Disney wants a bigger piece of the pie, Sony disagreed, and now the two are going their separate ways…again.
The news means that Spider-Man’s appearances in Disney’s Marvel Cinematic Universe films, as well as crossovers from characters like Robert Downey Jr.’s Iron Man or Samuel L. Jackson’s Nick Fury in future Spider-Man films, could end with Spider-Man: Far From Home, which was released earlier this summer.