A great way to piss off Marvel aficionados is to strip them of a fan favorite from appearing in any future MCU movies, and Sony has done just that. The studio has reclaimed its stake with everyone’s favorite web slinger due to a financial disagreement with Disney.
Due to the success of Spider-Man: Far From Home, which grossed over a billion dollars worldwide, the mouse decided to try its luck at a 50/50 co-financing arrangement. Sony didn’t like that idea at all and decided to terminate the relationship entirely, recouping full creative control of the character.
Disney darling and MCU head architect Kevin Feige will no longer have any input. Sony has managed to score some recent hits (e.g., Spider-Man Into the Spider-Verse, Venom) without his sage advice, however.
This comes at a moment when the last two films Kevin Feige produced broke all-time records — Disney’s Avengers: Endgame became the highest grossing film of all time, and Spider-Man: Far From Home this week surpassed the James Bond film Skyfall to become the all time highest grossing film for Sony Pictures.