Disney and Sony Agree to Make Another 'Spider-Man' Movie Together

Your friendly neighbourhood corporations have come to the rescue

BY Josiah HughesPublished Sep 27, 2019

Last month, we learned that Sony and Disney were in a fierce custody battle over Spider-Man. Ultimately, it ended with Spidey leaving the Marvel Cinematic Universe. Fortunately, since no one can resist the charms of Tom Holland, they've renegotiated.

Marvel Studios (which is owned by Disney) will once again work with Sony to create a third film in the current iteration of Spider-Man. The news was confirmed by Variety earlier today.

While details of the new deal have not been disclosed, negotiations had previously fallen apart when Marvel tried to change up the deal. As per a previous arrangement, they receive approximately five percent of first-dollar gross (opening day box office revenue), but Disney wanted to split it 50/50. 

Regardless of the financials, another Spider-Man movie starring Tom Holland has been dated for July 16, 2021. It will be produced by head of Marvel Studios Kevin Feige alongside Amy Pascal.

"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," Feige said. "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."

"This is terrific," Pascal added. "Peter Parker's story took a dramatic turn in Far From Home and I could not be happier we will all be working together as we see where his journey goes."


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