SALT LAKE CITY — Tom Holland’s Spider-Man might not appear in the Marvel Cinematic Universe anymore — and it’s not Thanos’ fault.
Deadline reports that attempts between Disney and Sony to renegotiate their Spider-Man-centric business deal have fallen through, after the former attempted to obtain a co-financing stake. The dispute ultimately means Marvel Studios president Kevin Feige will no longer act as a producer on future “Spider-Man” movies.
According to IGN, Disney asked for a 50/50 split on profits from future “Spider-Man” movies, of which two are currently in development with Holland and director Jon Watts. However, Sony reportedly asked to maintain the current deal, which sees Disney receive 5 percent of first dollar gross for the movies.
Disney turned down the offer and Deadline reports additional meetings haven’t taken place. IO9 reports Marvel Studios proposed Sony develop other films in the “Spider-Man” universe — like “Venom 2” and “Morbius” — but it seems like Sony feels confident they can produce successful superhero movies without Feige’s input.
I previously reported for Deseret News that Disney and Sony’s arrangement would have included one more “Spider-Man” movie starring Holland. There’s no word whether or not the breakdown will affect this movie.
If they lose Spider-Man, Marvel and Feige will still have plenty of toys in the toybox. According to Deseret News, the studio recently announced they are working on projects involving the Fantastic Four, X-Men, and Blade — the latter of which will star Mahershala Ali as the titular vampire hunter.