It's been a tricky few months for Sony and Disney. Their highly-documented spat meant that Spider-Man's MCU future hung in the balance and left fans feeling pretty heartbroken at the iconic superhero's potential departure from the MCU. But, several weeks on, it seems everyone has finally kissed, made up, and struck a new deal.
The agreement means that Spider-Man will continue to hit our screens as part of the MCU, which, of course, came as a great relief to fans.
But there's something even better that may be coming out of the new agreement...
After several hints, it has been revealed that fans will finally be getting the long-awaited Venom and Spider-Man crossover movie that they've always wanted.
Keep scrolling to get all the details on the exciting announcement.
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.
marvel when they heard tom holland saying he’s interested in exploring peter’s sexuality https://t.co/N7qT3Y2VR3— ᶜᵒⁿˢᵗᵃⁿᵗⁱⁿᵉ (@ᶜᵒⁿˢᵗᵃⁿᵗⁱⁿᵉ)1566337899.0
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.
@IGN theres a reason tom holland unfollowed anything associated with sony on instagram🤷🏿♂️ https://t.co/jfOZQlDJyt— caleb vee (@caleb vee)1566362606.0
Others pointed this out.
How did "Into the Spiderverse had a lackluster run" become holy scripture among so many people? That film had an am… https://t.co/w4UkdlLwgd— Emily VanDerWerff 🙋♀️ (@Emily VanDerWerff 🙋♀️)1566335733.0
In fact, it's basically the opposite that is true.
The spiderman movies were literally a flop until Tom Holland came and made us love the character. Now you're going… https://t.co/m01X5sLO2N— Anishma Joseph (@Anishma Joseph)1566379215.0
But, aside from conspiracy theories ...
Besides being one of the best characters in MCU right now, Spider Man is a character who have been in our lives for… https://t.co/DdTotUvaqu— sophia (@sophia)1566378924.0
People also pointed out this heartbreaking parallel.
PLEASE WE ALREADY LOST HIS FATHER FIGURE WE CAN'T AFFORD TO LOSE HIM TOO. TOM HOLLAND IS THE BEST SPIDER-MAN WE EVE… https://t.co/c5F110u2kJ— . (@.)1566364790.0
The idea that Holland's Spider-Man was not well-liked seems crazy.
Tom Holland will always be the best Spider-Man, don’t let Sony mess this up for him. #SaveSpiderMan https://t.co/Xv0S0ZRh8L— Sophie (@Sophie)1566366054.0
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...
via: ShutterstockSpeaking 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."
Spider-Man 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."
But the new agreement is bringing us even better news than just more Spider-Man.
Venom hit the big screens last October...
via: imdbTom Hardy’s Spider-Man spin-off, Venom, was met with a mixed reception. But, it was also the seventh-highest grossing film of the year, raking in over $850 million in revenue.
Given its huge financial success...
via: imdbA sequel is already in the works, predicted to hit the box office in 2020.
And it left many fans with the same question...
via: imdbWill Spider-man be featuring in the upcoming sequel?
Well, it seems the director of the first Venom film, Ruben Fleischer, thinks it won't be long before they cross paths.
via: imdbFleischer seems fairly keen for both the comic book characters to meet.
He claims that everything will lead to the long-awaited crossover...Fandom, he said: "That's where it's all going to lead, and that's the exciting thing because we changed the origin of Venom... in the comics, he evolved from Spider-Man but because of the Marvel-Sony thing we weren't able to that. And so the thing I think it's building towards, and will be exciting to see, is when they actually do confront each other."
Fleischer will not be directing the next Venom film...
via: imdbAndy Serkis is set to take over the reins of the franchise.
Whether the pair will butt heads for Venom 2 or Spider-Man 3 is not yet known.
Fans have been reacting to the news online...
I’m so excited for Spiderman to finally met and fight venom https://t.co/c4oZxGYwV3— Daniel (@Daniel)1571075300.0
People were rooting for Deadpool to also be a part of the crossover.
@totalfilm Bring it on and just add this guy to make the holy trinity please 😁❤🕷❤ #Venom #Spiderman #Deadpool https://t.co/IgyUmyRXum— N M (@N M)1571139547.0