Sony Offers Disney/Marvel a New Deal to Keep Spider-Man:
Spider-Man is out of the MCU. That has been the whole conversation for the last month. People have been believing it to be a lie because every other day, some new unsolicited report states that talks between Sony and Disney are still not dead. People don’t know what to believe any more. But the truth of the matter is that Sony’s CEO Tony Vinciquerra made an official announcement about the situation.
He confirmed that Spidey is fully in Sony’s quarters now. So instead of the MCU, Spidey will interact with Sony’s Universe of Marvel Characters:
“For the moment the door is closed. We had a great run on the Spider-Man movies. We tried to see if there’s a way to work it out… the Marvel people are terrific people, we have great respect for them, but on the other hand we have some pretty terrific people of our own. Kevin Feige didn’t do all the work.
Spider-Man was fine before the event movies, did better with the event movies, and now that we have our own universe, he will play off the other characters as well. I think we’re pretty capable of doing what we have to do here.”
While this is the only official statement we should believe, there are new reports of Sony going back to Disney with a new deal. Apparently, We Got This Covered and The Cosmic Wonder have both claimed of this new deal, which states that Sony is apparently offering Disney a 30% stake in the future Spider-Man films. Moreover, they also want Venom to join the MCU.
Until we get a statement from someone official, we should take this as a grain of salt. Although, if this is indeed true, then Disney might just accept this new offer. The very first reports of the split stated that Disney was offering to have 50% stake in the future Spider-Man movies. But later it was reported that Disney was asking for 25%. Well, if the latest reports are to be believed then, Disney might just accept and get on with things because they’re going to get Sony’s entire arsenal of Spider-Man.
If they do accept this new offer, then Spider-Man will continue in the MCU and nothing will be changed. The cliffhanger from Spider-Man: Far From Home would be solved as it was originally intended, and Peter could keep mentioning his mentor, Tony Stark. And, Marvel could bring either Tom Hardy’s Venom, or their own version of Venom.
Even if it doesn’t happen, we should all be happy that we got 4 years’ worth of Spider-Man in the MCU. It was just huge that two major corporations came together to share their resources. This is how Kevin Feige reacted to the split. And this is how the Russos reacted as well.
“I’m feeling about Spider-Man gratitude and joy. We got to make five films within the MCU with Spider-Man: two standalone films and three with the Avengers. It was a dream that I never thought would happen. It was never meant to last forever. We knew there was a finite amount of time that we’d be able to do this, and we told the story we wanted to tell, and I’ll always be thankful for that.”
At the Venice Film Festival, the Avengers: Endgame directors spoke to The Daily Beast, and they addressed the exit of Spider-Man from the Marvel Cinematic Universe. They said:
“Joe – It’s a lot of work to get two major corporations to play nice with each other, and the fact that it happened at all, we should all be dancing and celebrating that we got that little bit of time.
Anthony – I think that’s why Joe and I are not so devastated or surprised that there’s been a falling-out, because it was so hard to make it happen in the first place.”
Let’s just hope that this report about a new deal is true.