Third ‘Spider-Man’ movie is a go in MCU after Sony and Disney make up
Your friendly neighborhood Spider-Man is back, after a not-so-friendly feud.
Sony and Disney will likely put aside their differences over the Spider-Man franchise to make one more Tom Holland-fronted flick, Variety reported.
The film is scheduled for release on July 16, 2021, according to Deadline.
Disney — which owns Marvel Studios — originally joined forces with Sony in a rare and lucrative partnership for the release of “Spider-Man: Homecoming” and “Spider-Man: Far From Home.”The team-up would have allowed the web-slinger, whose movie rights are owned by Sony, to be used in Marvel movies like “The Avengers: Endgame.”
However, the deal was starting to make the two companies’ Spidey senses tingle: Shortly after “Far From Home’s” release, the two studios had a rumored falling out, reportedly over what percentage of the profits Disney would get from the movies.
The latest movie was a huge moneymaker for both studios, capturing $1.109 billion at the box office.
Over the course of this week, the two studios made amends, hatching a deal that will allow Marvel to spearhead another entry in the franchise, which will be produced by Marvel Studios president Kevin Feige.
Feige will have his hands full in the nerd-dom in the meantime, having just been tapped to develop a new “Star Wars” movie for Disney.