Spider-Man Leaves MCU


Courtesy of Sony Pictures

Tom Holland, the actor who plays Spider-Man, reportedly unfollowed Sony because of the “Spider-Man Marvel deal” falls through.

Emily Tran, Staff Reporter

There are a few spoilers ahead from Avengers: Endgame so make sure you have watched it. We have all heard the devastating news of Spider-Man leaving Marvel’s Cinematic universe. Spider-Man has been in a strange situation since Sony entered into an unprecedented agreement with Disney and Marvel studios about owning the Spider-Man character.

Tom Holland, the actor who plays Spider-Man, reportedly unfollowed Sony because of the “Spider-Man Marvel deal” falls through. In the past, the Spider-Man movies were very successful- the first Spider-Man film with Sam Raimi playing Spider-Man had a budget of $597 million. When shown to the world, the movie made $2.5 million dollars worldwide. Talking about great movies of the Spider-Man franchise, Spider-Man: Far from Home with Tom Holland being the character happens to be, the only mega-blockbuster this year that wasn’t financed and released by Disney. Sony has also confirmed that a Spider-Man TV spin-offs to be is in the works. So what does this mean for all the other spider-man films you say? Well, Sony has recently just confirmed that the Spider-Man movies in the MCU are not tying together with the events of the MCU that have happened to the character. Jeremy Renner’s comment on this whole situation was, 

“Tony didn’t die for nothing.” 

That was an overriding sentiment to post on social media. Also it might not be completely accurate, Stark was trying to save the entire universe when he did the iconic snap because that was the only way to kill Thanos. Yet that was not an important detail when Peter Parker wants to keep Mr. Stark’s legacy going on, but that might be a confusing mess over at Sony. On the other hand MCU co-stars also have some input on what’s happening.

“That’s so sad. It really is sad. I mean Tom was a special…first off, he is the greatest Spider-Man to me. He actually has that youthful energy and ability, physically and emotionally, and he’s just been incredible, and it’s been really lucky that we’ve been able to work with him, and I think it’s a big loss, and it’s really too bad,” says Elizabeth Olsen.

“We will always have little Tom right here,” says Anthony Macki, pointing to his heart. Although we still aren’t completely sure why Sony and Marvel ‘fought’ over the Spider name we do know that we should be getting some great Spider-Man spin-offs and, hopefully, Spider-Man’s name is in the right hands.