There’s a disturbance in the Marvel Cinematic Universe and it isn’t the Infinity Stones. Sony has decided to split from Disney after the two owners of varied Marvel properties could not reach deal and they are taking Spider-Man with them. The split is a result of Sony refusing Disney’s proposal of a 50/50 partnership, meaning Disney would get half of the profits made from future Sony produced Spider-Man films. Sony caught wind of something they did not like and backed away, but not before putting up a proposal of their own, offering Disney 5% which the House of Mouse quickly turned down.
Since his induction in the MCU via Captain America: Civil War, Spider-Man has become an important part of the Avengers franchise. His death in Avengers: Infinity War was the motivational drive for Tony Stark’s actions in Avengers: Endgame and his stand alone films helped solidify his place within the MCU by featuring Avengers’ characters – Tony Stark in Spider-Man: Homecoming and Nick Fury in the recent Spider-Man: Far From Home. Sony looks to move on without Disney with producer Kevin Feige in tow. This does certainly open the door for the wall-crawler to meet up with Tom Hardy’s “Venom”, something fans were hoping for in the 2018 flick. As for Marvel Studios, how will they move on without Spider-Man? They can’t exactly just not mention him and hope fans won’t notice. He has become what fans think of when they see “Marvel.” His role played an important part in the latter portion of the third phase of the MCU. Hopefully, Marvel and Sony can work out a deal to keep the Marvel Cinematic Universe intact as it is.
Source: The Hollywood Reporter