Since his first MCU appearance in Captain America: Civil War, fans have loved Tom Holland’s Spider-Man and were very excited to learn Marvel and Sony have come to a new agreement over the character’s next two films.
Under the new deal, Marvel and Sony will work together on another solo Spidey film and Holland will also appear in another MCU film. When the announcement was made, Kevin Feige – who worked on the first two Spider-Man films with Sony – indicated that Spider-Man would be able to cross over into other cinematic universes, including the one Sony is creating on their own.
Now, rumour has it that Feige is preparing to write Spider-Man out of the MCU in case the agreement between Marvel and Sony doesn’t get extended further.
THR reports that while it is possible the deal could be extended, many believe it’s actually part of Spider-Man’s MCU exit.
“Though both sides are hinting the pact could be extended again, Feige seems to be plotting an endgame that will wrap up Peter Parker’s story in the MCU and could see the character cross over into Sony’s own budding universe of characters that includes Venom and Morbius, with films centering on others in the works, including the dimension-spanning Madame Web.”
If this did happen, Sony would have full control over the character.
While it’s not confirmed by any means, it would make sense that Feige would close the door to Spidey in case the deal between Sony and Marvel once again fell through.
One of the things fans complained about the most when the deal broke down earlier this year was that Spider-Man: Far From Home wasn’t a natural ending for Peter Parker’s MCU journey.
ScreenRant suggests that Marvel might cut Spider-Man from the roster by having him accidentally transported to a new reality, so Sony could take over without Marvel.
At this stage, however, the deal is only a day old, and Spider-Man’s exit could be three or more years away and things between Sony and Marvel could change dramatically between now and then.
What we do know right now is that the next Spider-Man film is set for release on July 16, 2021.