Unfortunately for Marvel Cinematic Universe fans it looks like we won’t be seeing the friendly neighborhood Spiderman with the Avengers anymore.
Sony Pictures and Walt Disney Studios have failed to come to terms over the future of Spider-Man movies, leaving Marvel Studios and producer Kevin Feige out of Sony’s upcoming Spider-Man slate.
This means that we won’t be seeing any more Avengers or other Marvel Cinematic Universe characters in a Spider-Man movie — and that it’s likely Peter Parker won’t be seen in any future MCU installments for the foreseeable future.
“Disney asked that future Spider-Man films be a 50/50 co-financing arrangement between the studios, and there were discussions that this might extend to other films in the Spider-Man universe. Sony turned that offer down flat […] Sony proposed keeping the arrangement going under the current terms where Marvel receives in the range of 5% of first dollar gross, sources said. Disney refused.”
Sony and Disney’s original agreement was made when Sony’s Amazing Spider-Man franchise was on its second struggling installment in the box office, and the studio faced the prospect of producing another lackluster movie or allowing the film license to revert back to Marvel Studios. Now, after two Feige-produced Spider-Man hits — including one that is the highest-grossing movie Sony Pictures has ever made — and three appearances from the wall-crawler in the MCU, Sony may feel that it can steer the Spider-Man film franchise into the future all on its own again.