Conflict Between Disney and Sony is Unnecessary

Cecilia Sosa, Photography Editor/Op-Ed Writer

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After five years of Spider Man being a part of Marvel Studios Films, they no longer plan on having him.

 

Tom Holland, who plays the recent Spider Man, spoke to PEOPLE.com and Entertainment Weekly about the news. Disney has no new plans for Spider man in any future MCU films. Earlier this week, Disney announced that they will no longer be in partnership with Sony Pictures on Spider Man franchise over a disagreement on co-financing. Marvel Studios president Kevin Feige would help produce Sony’s solo Spider-Man films, allowing Holland to appear in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, beginning with 2016’s Captain America: Civil War. 

 

“It’s been five amazing years. I’ve had the time of my life,” comments Holland. “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.”

 

On July 2nd, Spider Man’s recent film Spider-Man: Far From Home has become Sony’s highest grossing film of all time by reaching $1.1 billion worldwide. Disney wanted to co-finance the film but Sony refused to change it and leave it as it is. Until change is made, Spider Man will not appear in future MCU films. With that, no other MCU character can appear in solo Spider Man films. 

I do think that this is a little much, indeed. Having Spider Man in MCU has been a big success in the past, so not allowing MCU and Spider Man to collab also affects Disney badly since Spider Man being in MCU films produces them more money.

 

Kevin Feige told Entertainment Weekly that is was a dream come true for Spider Man to make many films with MCU and that he understands that it was not meant to last forever. He states, “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.”

 

Holland made a final comment when leaving the Spider Man stage at D23 Expo leaving many feeling sorrowful. He stopped and faced the audience, “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.”

 

The whole commotion over this co-financing is way to extra. Disney wants to use Spider-Man for more money and since they aren’t getting their way, Disney is putting both themselves and Sony in a dilemma. Disney does not own Spider-Man, especially since he is not in MCU anymore so how can they jeopardize them like that? 

 

I believe that Disney does not need to co-finance Sony in solo Spider-Man movies because it’s not their position to. Disney can continue what it was doing prior to this conflict, not only affecting Sony but Tom Holland’s character. Spider-Man does not even know what his future holds due to this conflict which isn’t fair for him. What do you think?

 

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