Fans of Spider-Man were thrilled to have him join the MCU both in Avengers and Captain America films and in the two standalone films – Homecoming and Far from Home, but it seems this relationship may be coming to an early end.
Reported by Deadline, Sony Pictures and Disney have failed to reach an agreement about a new deal that will allow Kevin Feige from Marvel to be involved in the franchise.
The disagreement is, of course, about money. Sony refused to split funding of the upcoming movies 50-50 as Disney proposed and Disney refused other arrangements proposed by Sony. It is still not clear what will happen with the two next Spider-Man films already in the works as director Jon Watts doesn’t yet have a deal for them.
Sony Pictures claimed that it was Disney’s decision to pull Feige from the Spider-Man movies. “We hope this might change in the future, but understand that the many new responsibilities that Disney has given him – including all their newly added Marvel properties – do not allow time for him to work on IP they do not own. Kevin is terrific and we are grateful for his help and guidance and appreciate the path he has helped put us on, which we will continue,” said a Sony spokesperson.