Marvel and Sony Strike a New Deal to Keep Spiderman in The MCU | 22 Words

Spider-Man is one of the most beloved superheroes from the Marvel Cinematic Universe. And though he's been played by numerous actors over the years, his latest iteration as a part of the superhero team, The Avengers, is among his most popular yet - thanks in no small part to his excellent portrayal by Tom Holland.

Despite some rumored disagreements between Sony and Marvel/Disney that Holland's run as Spider-Man may be coming to a premature end that left fans feeling pretty heartbroken, it has been confirmed that Spiderman is going to be making a huge comeback. This is big news. Keep scrolling to find out more...

Created by legends, Stan Lee and Steve Ditko, Spider-Man is a classic superhero.

He first appeared in the Marvel Comic books in 1962, in what's known as the Silver Age.

He's one of Marvel's most popular superheroes.

Which means that Spider-Man has enjoyed many different iterations over the years. He was first brought to life by Danny Seagren in the '70s, and was then played by Tobey Maguire in the early 2000's trilogy.

The first Spider-Man reboot starred Andrew Garfield.

Garfield played the iconic character between 2012 and 2014 and Emma Stone played Gwen Stacy.

In 2015, Sony and Disney made a deal with the Marvel Cinematic Universe.

The deal involved a crossover for the iconic character, which first started with Captain America: Civil War in 2016.

The casting choice for the newest Spider-Man was a little controversial.

He was played by relatively unknown (and incredibly young) British actor, Tom Holland. But, soon enough, the newest Spider-Man became a fan favorite.

Things were going well.

Holland starred in five Marvel movies as Spider-Man. But fans received some unwelcome news.

Holland's future in the role was called into question.

Reports came out that Sony and Disney/Marvel were having a lot of trouble coming up with terms that would allow the character to remain in the MCU.

And if the two powers couldn't come up with a deal?

Well, it would mean that Spider-Man would have to leave the Avengers forever - meaning Tom Holland would be totally out of a job. And fans were not happy.

Although some were feeling a little confused.

The lack of ability to come to a deal seemed, to some, like a flimsy excuse for what may actually have been going on behind the scenes.

Some had other speculations.

There were theories that Sony did not like where Tom Holland was taking the role and had to stop him by any means necessary.

In fact, many thought that there was more to this story than met the eye.

It all seemed a little bit sketchy. Would two massive movie businesses throw away a super-successful franchise without appearing to really try to work things out first?

And some have found evidence of this.

As this story came to light many have noticed that Tom Holland (usually known for keeping a cool head in moments of conflict) had unfollowed all Sony-related accounts on social media. Yikes.

Others pointed this out.

There was a pernicious rumor that Spider-Man's crossover was a commercial failure - but this is just, categorically, untrue.

In fact, it's basically the opposite that is true.

In many ways, Tom Holland rescued the character of Spider-Man and brought him back to cultural relevance.

But, aside from conspiracy theories ...

Many were just plain-old upset by the news. Not only is Spider-Man an integral part of the MCU, but Tom Holland has played him perfectly. 

People also pointed out this heartbreaking parallel.

In recent movies, Iron Man became something of a father to Spider-Man - and the fact that he won't be in the next Avengers movies is bad enough for fans to deal with.

The idea that Holland's Spider-Man was not well-liked seems crazy.

And the responses of the internet to this sad news just proved how much support Holland has out there.

But it's time to put this crazy idea to the side...

It has just been announced that Sony Pictures, Disney, and Marvel Studios have confirmed a third movie in the Spiderman franchise produced by Kevin Feige.

It appears that the studios were able to reach a deal after all...

Speaking to Variety, Kevin Feige said: "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."

Spiderman is one of the biggest comic icons of all time...

"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," he continued to say.

Amy Pascal will also produce through Pascal Pictures, as she has on the first two Holland-led films.

Pascal also shared her excitement: "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."

The movie is predicted to hit theatres July the 16th, 2021...

Robert Lawson, chief communications officer for Sony Pictures Entertainment, said: "We have had a great collaboration over the last four years, and our mutual desire to continue was equal to that of the many fans, and we are delighted to be moving forward together."