Sony May Have Pulled Spider-Man Out of the MCU

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The webslinger's feature film, Spider-Man: Far From Home, is now Sony's highest-grossing film of all time, beating out a film about super-spy James Bond, Variety reports. Rumour has it, Disney and Marvel were even hoping to help out with those films to further expand the crossover-but in the end, the studios simply asked for more than Sony was willing to give. Their report says that Marvel Studios and president Kevin Feige won't produce any more Spider-Man films annd it's all down to money.

Potentially huge superhero movie news is going down behind the scenes in Hollywood this week, according to Deadline.

One source said that a deal might still be reached between Disney and Sony.

You'd think that Spider-Man: Far From Home making a ton of money for Sony, grossing a billion dollars and becoming the company's highest-grossing film, would be enough for the company to continue their partnership with Disney and Marvel Studios. In turn, Sony offered to keep the same arrangement under the current terms with Marvel receiving about 5% of first-dollar gross, and Disney rejecting the offer. But maybe there will still be discussions between Sony and Marvel in that regard, despite that fact that Kevin Feige won't be producing.

Sony might believe they're better off without surrendering so much profit, but can they really count on the same sort of response at the box office without Marvel's banner overhead too? The Tom Holland-led film is also the first film in Spider-Man's cinematic history to cross the $1 billion mark globally.

Gizmodo has reached out to both Marvel and Sony for comment and will update when and if we hear anything. Plus, Sony has begun its own Spider-Man mini-universe thanks to huge hits like Venom and Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse, both of which have sequels on the way.

Furthermore, it would be great to see Sony just sell the rights back to Marvel entirely - but we all know that's not going to happen.

Far From Home is the first MCU film after the universe-altering events of Avengers: Endgame.

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