2019 should have been the year of the Spider-Man. And it was, but not always for the better. In August, Spider-Man: Far From Home passed $1 billion at the worldwide box office shortly before word broke that Sony ended talks with Marvel and Disney to extend Spidey’s presence in the MCU. For a few weeks, Tom Holland’s Spider-Man was completely divorced from the Marvel Studios films.
Fortunately, the story has a happy ending…for now. Sony and Marvel/Disney came back to the negotiating table and extended their agreement by two films. In 2021, there’s going to be a third Holland-led Spider-Man movie and one MCU film to be named later. Everything worked out in the end, right?
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However, this might just be putting off the inevitable. By only adding two more films, the studios didn’t bet on a long term partnership. This means we could go through the same Spider-Man drama in 2021 all over again.
DC Daily‘s Clarke Wolfe is our special guest host and co-writer for our latest video, which is all about the Spider-Man drama. How did Spidey’s movie rights become such a complicated web? More importantly, who’s to blame for the most important Marvel hero being stuck, potentially forever, at a rival studio? Let’s just say that there’s no shortage of blame to be shared.
Who do you blame for Spider-Man’s brief exit from the MCU? Let us know in the comment section below!
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