Spider-Man: Too Far From Home
By: Janvi Amin
The latest Spider-Man franchise revolves around the idea of home, but recently he’s gotten a little too far. Marvel fans around the world are furious at Marvel’s decision to drop Spider-Man from the Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU) entirely.
Sources maintain that Feige’s exit was about money. Disney was supposedly seeking the 50/50 stake (sources said the original Disney ask was more reasonable) as the price for Marvel and Feige’s continued guiding hand that resulted in the delivery of Sony’s biggest grossing film ever, since Spider-Man Far From Home at a total of 1.116 billion). Sony declined to meet those terms or even counter with anything worth considering. It was an aggressive stance by Disney, which already owns the merchandise on Spider-Man, and a tough choice for Sony to swallow, giving up half of its most valuable franchise.
In the end an agreement was never reached. Not only fans, but actors everywhere are shocked by the outcome. At the D-23 Expo, Tom Holland commented, "Listen, it's been a crazy week," he told the audience, "but I want you to know that I'm grateful from the bottom of my heart, and I love you 3,000."
As fans of Tom Holland know, it has been his childhood dream to play Spider-Man and it has skyrocketed his career in the past few years. One can only hope that Sony and Marvel will settle the score and come to terms with an agreement that benefits both sides. Until then fans wait anxiously for any news about their beloved Spidey’s fate. As Marvel and Sony know, they hold many hearts in their movies, and with great power comes great responsibility.