Yesterday brought shocking reports that the partnership between Sony and Disney that brought "Spider-Man" into the Marvel Cinematic Universe is dissolving.
Now, Sony has gone public about the divorce.
The previous deal brought in Marvel Studios boss Feige as the creative lead on Sony's "Spider-Man" films in exchange for using the character in MCU movies like "Avengers: Infinity War" and "Avengers: Endgame,"
It seems Disney wanted to change the terms so that the studios split the financing and the profits 50-50 (versus a reported 5 percent that Disney got from "Spider-Man: Homecoming" and "Spider-Man: Far From Home").
The breakup ignited a furor across the land, so Sony Studios' official Twitter account released a statement.
"Much of today’s news about 'Spider-Man' has mischaracterized recent discussions about Kevin Feige’s involvement in the franchise. “We are disappointed, but respect Disney’s decision not to have him continue as a lead producer of our next live action 'Spider-Man' film.
"We hope this might change in the future, but understand that the many new responsibilities that Disney has given him – including all their newly added Marvel properties – do not allow time for him to work on IP they do not own.
"Kevin is terrific and we are grateful for his help and guidance and appreciate the path he has helped put us on, which we will continue."
This recent "Spider-Man" reboot, starring Tom Holland , has been extremely successful for Sony. "Far From Home" topped $1 billion, and surpassed "Skyfall" to become Sony's biggest release ever.
But it's unclear how or if Holland would continue as this version of the webslinger, considering how his background and story was interwoven into the MCU (particularly his connection to Iron Man).
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