English actor and dancer Tom Holland is best known for playing Spider-Man in the Marvel Cinematic Universe. The 23-year-old actor appeared in five films which were considered to be super hits.
The recent news about Spider-Man exiting Marvel came as a huge shock to Holland’s fans, who remained spilt in their views with some supporting Sony’s decision, while many calling it an unfair one. Holland, who is well-aware that the Spider Man’s future rests solely with Sony, has been handling the entire issue with calm.
In an interview, Holland said, “I’ve truly had the time of my life, and in so many respects, they have made my dreams come true as an actor. Sony has also been really good to me, and the global success of Spider-Man: Far From Home is a real testament to their support, skill and commitment.”
It was first in 2016, when the Sony-owned franchise crossed over into the Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU). Starting with Captain America: Civil War, Tom Holland made his first debut as Spider-Man in Marvel. He later appeared in several other films, including Spider-Man: Homecoming (2017), Avengers: Infinity War (2018), Avengers: Endgame (2019), and Spider-Man: Far From Home (2019).
In the past, Marvel co-produced and shared profits from standalone Spider Man films, such as Homecoming and Far From Home. Observing the profits, Disney demanded that the future films must be financed 50-50, instead of the terms that provided Marvel five percent of first-dollar gross and all merchandising revenue, with the rest going to Sony, which was largely rejected by Sony.
Since Disney-owned Marvel and Sony failed to reach a financial agreement for Holland’s continued inclusion over the last few months, it became a base for the initial Sony/Disney feud.
Furthermore, Marvel’s ambitions for Phase 4 of the Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU), which included Natalie Portman as Mighty Thor, Mahershala Ali in a rebooted Blade, Black Widow, Guardians of the Galaxy 3, Captain Marvel 2, Black Panther 2, The Eternals, and many more, had no line-up for Spider Man.
Amid the continuous feud, a month ago Sony tweeted the breaking news that Tom Holland’s character in Marvel films would be ending any time soon. With the lack of a proper agreement between Sony and Disney, it is clearly apparent that in future Sony Spider-Man films won’t have Marvel’s involvement, and the Spider-Man won’t appear in Marvel movies anymore. While Holland is hopeful that it would all workout soon, his fans are fuming over the entire issue.