©2017 CTMG, Inc. All rights reserved.(NEW YORK) — After the spat that booted Tom Holland’s Spider-Man from Marvel Studios’ Marvel Cinematic Universe, Marvel and Sony Pictures have agreed to collaborate once again.
“I am thrilled that Spidey’s journey in the MCU will continue, and I and all of us at Marvel Studios are very excited that we get to keep working on it,” said Marvel Studios head Kevin Feige in a statement.
The studios will collaborate on one more solo Spider-Man movie, set for July 16, 2021. No word on when Spidey will appear in a future MCU movie.
Calling Spider-Man a “powerful icon,” Feige said that he “happens to be the only hero with the superpower to cross cinematic universes, so as Sony continues to develop their own Spidey-verse, you never know what surprises the future might hold.”
Sony’s Oscar win for its animated Into the Spider-Verse — as well as the commercial success of the spin-off Venom — convinced the studio to go it on its own, rather than share the Spidey profits.
But it was Feige who cast fan-favorite Holland as the webslinger, and brokered the deal that allowed Spidey to appear in Marvel Studios’ Captain America: Civil War, and the two Avengers: Infinity War movies.
Feige also helped re-launch Sony’s previously troubled Spider-Man franchise, with Spider-Man: Homecoming, and its first-ever billion-dollar grossing movie, Spider-Man: Far From Home.
Fans were enraged over the split because of how essential Spidey — and his relationship with Robert Downey Jr.’s Tony Stark — had become to the franchise.
In response to the good news, Holland posted on Instagram the “I am not leaving!” scene from the Leonardo DiCaprio’s movie Wolf of Wall Street.
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