After a rough week about the future of Spider-Man between Disney and Sony, Tom Holland showed up at the D23 Expo where he addressed the future plans.
As Holland stepped on stage for his upcoming Pixar film “Onward” he told the crowd “Hey everyone, it’s been a crazy week but i want you all to know from the bottom of my heart that I love you 3000.”
“Basically, we’ve made five great movies,” Holland said to Entertainment Weekly later on when he sat down with them. “It’s been five amazing years. I’ve had the time of my life. Who knows what the future holds? But all I know is that I’m going to continue playing Spider-Man and having the time of my life. It’s going to be so fun, however we choose to do it. The future for Spider-Man will be different, but it will be equally as awesome and amazing, and we’ll find new ways to make it even cooler.”
Sony owns the right to the web-slinging hero and had made a deal many years ago with Marvel Studio head Kevin Feige to help produce the “Spider-Man” films and along with Holland’s Spidey making appearances the Marvel Cinematic Universe. However, the agreement fell apart when Disney wanted to share co-financing on future solo “Spider-Man” films seeing as “Spider-Man: Far From Home” grossed $1.1 billion worldwide.
Sony turned down Disney so unless an agreement come to fruition, Holland will no longer be in any MCU films nor will any of the MCU characters appear in Holland’s films.
Feige also spoke to EW about the failed deal.
“I’m feeling about Spider-Man gratitude and joy,” Feige said. “We got to make five films within the MCU with Spider-Man: two standalone films and three with the Avengers. It was a dream that I never thought would happen. It was never meant to last forever. We knew there was a finite amount of time that we’d be able to do this, and we told the story we wanted to tell, and I’ll always be thankful for that.”