In the last days of September, it was as if Marvel Studios and Sony Pictures returned millions of fans of the webbed superhero their precious heartbeats as both the production houses decided to make one more Spiderman movie together in the MCU. While some would say that the decision was taken in the wake of the cliff-hanger scene in the post-credits of Spider-Man: Far From Home, the real reason behind this re-negotiation was none other than Tom Holland.
Apparently, by Aug. 20, the partnership between Sony and Disney-Marvel over Spider-Man ended as Disney sought a greater cut of box office revenue in the upcoming Spider-Man films. Thus the chances of any future partnership between the two for a third instalment in the Spidey verse was “100 percent dead”, making Spider-Man: Far From Home the last film in the franchise.
But our superhero was not ready to give up so easily. He vowed to reconcile the two warring factions and proceeded to make multiple appeals to Disney chairman and CEO, Bob Iger and Sony film chairman Tom Rothman.
“I felt for him and it was clear that the fans wanted all of this to happen. After I got off the phone to him, I made a couple of phone calls to our team at Disney Studios, and then I decided to call the head of Sony. I said, ‘We have to figure out a way to get this done, for Tom and for the fans’,” Iger shared.
Tom requested them to reach a resolution, which they eventually did and thus, Marvel will be producing a third Spider-Man movie for Sony as well as the character will be appearing in one additional future Disney-Marvel film- something Bob Iger confirmed when he appeared on Jimmy Kimmel Live last week!
“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,” Marvel producer Kevin Feige said. “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.”
Produced by Marvel’s Kevin Feige, the third Spider-Man film is scheduled for release on July 16, 2021.