Spider-Man 3 Last Solo Spider-Man Movie in MCU:
Sony & Marvel’s new deal sets Spider-Man 3 within the MCU. Amy Pascal and Kevin Feige very eagerly announced the renewal of Sony and Marvel’s partnership. It was a sad 6 week period when Spider-Man was out of the picture. But Disney & Sony have hashed their beef out and are ready to work under new conditions. Variety reported this new deal, and they revealed that apart from Spider-Man 3, we will see Spider-Man in one more MCU film.
Before discussing the possibilities, let’s just look at everything that has been announced by the execs. July 16, 2022 is the date when Spider-Man 3 will be released. Here’s what Kevin Feige had to say about the return of Spider-Man within the MCU:
“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. 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.”
According to this, Spider-Man will definitely a crossover with Venom. Sony & Marvel may or may not have planned a road map for Spider-Man to be in the MCU for a longer period of time. His involvement with Sony’s Universe of Marvel Characters could mean that this new deal has happened only so Spider-Man could be written out of the MCU in the right way.
The reason why we believe this is that if Sony would not have got back with Disney, then Spider-Man’s cliff hanger would have been a problem for everyone. Sony went away because Disney wanted some stake in making future Spider-Man films. It was obvious that Sony didn’t wanna share any profits from their solo films. But now, only one more Spider-Man movie has been renewed and as per Deadline’s report, Disney will have a 25% co-financing and equity stake. Sony may want to bring Tom Holland’s Spider-Man into Sony’s Universe of Marvel Characters, and end things with MCU.
Making future solo movies with Disney would mean that they’d have to forego 25% of their profits. So, the point is that Spider-Man 3 might be the last solo Spider-Man outing, then a film like Avengers 5 could mark Spider-Man’s permanent exit from the MCU. All is just speculation for now, as this just might be a smaller deal. Sony & Marvel could sign an even bigger deal after Spider-Man 3, so more solo Spider-Man movies could be made in coalition with the MCU.
Here’s what Amy Pascal had to say about Spider-Man getting back to Marvel:
“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. This has been a winning partnership for the studios, the franchise and the fans and I’m overjoyed it will continue.”
Winning it sure has! The solo films made $880 Million and $1.130 Million respectively. So, Sony in their right mind should never ever end their partnership with Marvel. Spider-Man is a character that could go on for at least 10 more years. Let’s just hope that Disney and Sony continue to work in their sweet partnership.
Marvel’s future is huge and there’s a lot that could happen. Black Widow is going to kick off the future slate on May 1. Here’s how the rest of the Phase 4 slate looks like – The Falcon and The Winter Soldier in Fall 2020, The Eternals on November 6, 2020, Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings on February 12, 2021, WandaVision in Spring 2021, Loki in Spring 2021, Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness on May 7, 2021, Spider-Man 3 on July 16, 2021, What If? In Summer 2021, Hawkeye in Fall 2021, and Thor: Love and Thunder on November 5, 2021. Following these are Ms. Marvel, Moon Knight and She-Hulk. Black Panther 2 has been scheduled for May 6, 2022.