Marvel & Sony Reach “Spider-Man 3” Deal
After a very public falling out, Sony Pictures and Disney/Marvel are not only back at the negotiating table but are closing a deal that will see Marvel Studios produce one more Tom Holland-led “Spider-Man” film for Sony.
In addition, not only has a July 16th 2021 release date been marked out for the film, but the arrangement allows for Holland’s Spider-Man to also appear in a future Marvel Studios film.
In a statement, Marvel Studios chief Kevin Feige says: “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. Spider-Man is a powerful icon and hero whose story crosses all ages and audiences around the globe. He also 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.”
In 2015, Marvel and Sony unveiled their unprecedented partnership which produced the well-regarded and commercially successful “Spider-Man: Homecoming” and “Spider-Man: Far From Home” along with allowing Holland’s Spider-Man character to appear in three Disney/Marvel films.
Not long ago however, shortly after the release of ‘Far From Home,’ the deal seemed to fall apart with Sony and Disney hitting a wall in negotiations and seemingly ending them – meaning the next “Spider-Man” film would not be a part of the MCU.
Terms of the new deal were not revealed but it is said to allow Marvel and Kevin Feige to once again produce and run creative point on the new “Spider-Man” film.