Date: August 25, 2019
Holland addressed in an interview with ‘EW’ at D23 the news that broke this week, about Disney ending its partnership with Sony Pictures on the Spider-Man franchise, thanks to a disagreement over co-financing.
“Basically, we’ve made five great movies,” Holland told ‘EW’. “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.”
Holland also briefly alluded to these news on stage at D23, where he made an appearance at Disney’s panel to tease some new footage from his upcoming Pixar movie ‘Onward’, with Chris Pratt, where before leaving the stage, he stopped to tell 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.”
After the release of this summer’s Spider-Man: Far From Home (which has now become Sony’s highest grossing movie of all time with $1.11 billion worldwide), Disney reportedly asked to share co-financing on future Spider-Man solo films, while Sony wanted the financing arrangement to remain the same as it had been. Unless a deal can be reached, Holland will not appear in any future MCU movies (and no MCU characters will appear in Holland’s solo films).
Feige also spoke to ‘EW’ regarding these news at D23: “I’m feeling about Spider-Man gratitude and joy, 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.”
Now granted these news doesn’t mean that Disney and Sony wouldn’t eventually reach a deal, the studios are still negotiating, so it’s not a done deal yet, but so far it’s not looking so good for Spidey.
Published by: Jad Jradi