Sony and Marvel may be in the middle of a divorce over "Spider-Man" — but it's an amicable one.
Star Tom Holland, who has played the webslinger in five films (including "Spider-Man: Homecoming" and "Spider-Man: Far From Home"), spoke out about the split between the two companies at Disney's D23 Expo over the weekend.
“It’s been a crazy week,” he said, “but I want to let you know I’m grateful from the bottom of my heart. I love you 3,000.”
Of course, that line is a reference to Iron Man aka Tony Stark from "Avengers: Endgame."
The previous deal between the two studios brought in Marvel Studios boss Kevin 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 "Captain America: Civil War."
Now that deal has come to an end, as both parties reportedly cannot agree on future financial terms. But there are no hard feelings, at least on the part of Holland and Feige. The actor is all set to continue on as Peter Parker.
“Basically, we’ve made five great movies,” Holland told Entertainment Weekly. “It’s been five amazing years. I’ve had the time of my life. Who knows what the future holds? But all I know is that I’m going to continue playing Spider-Man and having the time of my life. It’s going to be so fun, however we choose to do it. The future for Spider-Man will be different, but it will be equally as awesome and amazing, and we’ll find new ways to make it even cooler.”
As for Feige, he told EW, "I’m feeling about Spider-Man gratitude and joy. We got to make five films within the MCU with Spider-Man: two standalone films and three with the Avengers. It was a dream that I never thought would happen. It was never meant to last forever. We knew there was a finite amount of time that we’d be able to do this, and we told the story we wanted to tell, and I’ll always be thankful for that.”
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