Spidey fans rejoice! According to Deadline, Sony and Marvel have resolved their issues and will partner on another Spider-Man film.
- Last month, Marvel fans were heartbroken when news came out that Sony and Disney were ending their agreement and that Kevin Feige would no longer serve as producer of future Spider-Man films.
- This news also implied that Spider-Man would no longer be a part of the Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU).
- Luckily, Deadline now reports that the two studios have reached a deal to not only produce a third film in the Homecoming series but also allow the web-slinger to appear in other Marvel films.
- The untitled Spider-Man film is set to be released July 16, 2021.
- In a statement (seen below), Feige notes, “[Spider-Man] also happens to be the only hero with the superpower to cross cinematic universes, so as Sony continues to develop their own Spidey-verse you never know what surprises the future might hold.”
- This suggests that Sony might continue plans to integrate Spidey into their Venom franchise, although such a crossover would presumably operate outside of the MCU.
- Of course, this is just speculation and nothing had been officially announced.
What they’re saying:
- Kevin Feige, president of Marvel Studios: “I am thrilled that Spidey’s journey in the MCU will continue, and I and all of us at Marvel Studios are very excited that we get to keep working on it. Spider-Man is a powerful icon and hero whose story crosses all ages and audiences around the globe. He also happens to be the only hero with the superpower to cross cinematic universes, so as Sony continues to develop their own Spidey-verse you never know what surprises the future might hold.”
- Amy Pascal, producer: “This is terrific. Peter Parker’s story took a dramatic turn in Far From Home and I could not be happier we will all be working together as we see where his journey goes,” said Pascal. “This has been a winning partnership for the studios, the franchise and the fans and I’m overjoyed it will continue.”