It turns out, your friendly neighborhood Spider-Man isn’t leaving the Marvel Cinematic Universe after all.
Fans around the world were excited to hear that Spider-Man will remain in the MCU after Sony Pictures and Marvel Studios came to an agreement that they will be working together to produce a third film.
Just a month ago, the two companies struggled to reach a financial agreement over the partnership of the Spider-Man film franchise. The conflict was deciding who shared how much of the box office revenue and the production costs of the films in which the character appears.
This new deal sees Marvel Studios producing the next installment of Spidey’s cinematic franchise. After weeks of negotiation between Sony and Marvel, it was announced that Kevin Feige will take on a lead role in producing the next movie.
Spider-Man will also appear in other MCU movies going forward, as he has done previously. The next film starring, Tom Holland, is said to hit the theaters on July 16, 2021. He will appear in one more MCU movie after that and there is speculations that he will make an appearance in other Marvel movies such as the Avengers.
Celebrities took to social media to emphasize their excitement. Holland, who plays Spider-Man, was psyched about the news, posting a clip from The Wolf of Wall Street that gained over five million views on Instagram. Zendaya, Spider-Man’s co-star, also took to Instagram, posting a video of an animated Spider-Man dancing to show her excitement. By posting this, fans had confirmation that Spidey was not leaving anytime soon which left fans relieved.
The door remains open and fans are excited to see what’s next for the future of Spider-Man.