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Spider-Man Won't Be In Marvel Films Anymore and Fans Aren't Happy


Aug. 21 2019, Updated 8:24 a.m. ET

Spider-Man, and actor Tom Holland, won't be making an appearance in any new Marvel movies after Sony and Disney were unable to reach a deal over the character. While Spider-Man was created by Marvel, now owned by Disney, the film rights to the character are owned by Sony.

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In 2015, the two companies struck a deal to bring Peter Parker into the Marvel Cinematic Universe and star in five Marvel movies, from Captain America: Civil War to Spider-Man: Far From Home. Deadline reports that Disney and Sony have been unable to agree how future movies will be funded. 

In a statement on Twitter, Sony dismissed claims that the breakup was centred around producer Kevin Feige, who directed 

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Tom Holland is still contracted to Sony for two more films, so there will probably be more Spider-Man hitting the silver screen, but the movies will look different. Without a deal with Disney and Marvel, Sony won't be able to reference any characters from the Marvel Cinematic Universe. Essentially, Spider-Man just got kicked out of the Avengers. 

Unsurprisingly, Marvel fans aren't all too happy about the break-up. Actor Jeremy Renner, who plays Hawkeye, wrote on Instagram: "Hey [Sony Pictures] we want Spider-Man back to [Stan Lee] and [Marvel] please, thank you."

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While Ryan Reynolds, who plays superhero Deadpool, seemed equally disappointed that he won't be able to team up with Spider-Man any time soon. 

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Fans were equally disappointed by the news, taking to Twitter to air their grievances. At one point on Tuesday evening, the hashtags #BoycottSony and #SaveSpidey were trending. 

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Fans have also been sharing a tweet from the late Stan Lee, co-creator of Spider-Man, who called Tom Holland "a great Spider-Man" before his death. "He is the exact height and age I envisioned when I first wrote Spider-Man. Spidey was never supposed to be too large," he added. "How is my friend Tom doing?"

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Others have been referencing the Marvel movies that Spider-Man took part in. 

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Some fans aren't too hopeful that Sony will go on to produce good Spider-Man movies by themselves. Spider-Man 3 is still fresh in the minds of many. 

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He's come so far. 

Hopefully Disney and Sony can make amends in the future, for all of our sakes. 

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