It seems that Sony Pictures and Marvel Studios may be taking care of a deal extension well ahead of any future issues like last time.
Following the release of Spider-Man: Far From Home, the deal for Spider-Man expired between the two studios, and he would not appear in any more films from Marvel Studios. However, less than two months later the deal was repaired, in large part thanks to Tom Holland lobbying for it to be repaired. It wasn’t entirely clear how long the new deal was for, but it appears that the studios do not want to repeat the situation.
According to a new episode of The DisInsider Show, Marvel Studios and Sony Pictures have reached an agreement to extend the cooperation. Just how long the new deal is set for is unknown, but the hosts of the show – Skyler Shuler and Derek Cornell – said the deal was reached as Spider-Man is set to play “a pivotal role” in the Marvel Cinematic Universe moving forward.
With all of the rumors of the known information about the Multiverse being added to the MCU, it makes sense Spider-Man would feature prominently in those plans. No other character has so embodied the concept as the web-slinger thanks to every universe having a variation of a Spider-based character. And following the success of Spider-Man: Into the Spiderverse, it’s clear that it is a concept that audiences were comfortable with accepting.
We also don’t know exactly where the MCU is heading at this point. With Phase 3 having wrapped up the Infinity Gauntlet storyline, what will be the driving force of the next chapter of the MCU? Could we build towards a Secret Wars style storyline? We’ll just have to wait and see, but it’s clear that Spider-Man will be a big part of the storyline.
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