Fans disappointed amid reports Spider-Man could leave the MCU

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Spider-Man Is Leaving The Marvel Cinematic Universe After Dispute

The contract states that Sony will hold these rights in perpetuity so long as they make at least one film starring Spider-Man every three years.

Spider-Man: Far From Home is now the number 2 Spider-Man film ever domestically, behind 2002's original outing, and having topped Spider-Man 2's $373.6M on August 15. Sony has chose to take its 'Spider-Man' film franchise and move on without the involvement of Kevin Feige, Marvel Studios, and Disney. The previous deal let Sony keep the profits of the solo outings for the character, while Marvel kept the profits of merchandising and the movies he appeared in that weren't solo films. Still, the flick has been Sony's highest-grossing picture, raking in $1.109 billion in global ticket sales, and Far From Home's opening weekend set a six-day record for Sony, earning $185.06 million in weekend ticket sales.

Unclear. The report does not indicate that Spidey is out of the MCU, only that Feige will not be lead creative producer on the character's movies going forward. Now, it is unclear where Spider-Man stands or where he'll be seen next.

Released two months after "Avengers: Endgame" ended the MCU as fans knew it, "Far From Home" served as a palette cleanser and a taste of what Marvel Studios had in store for the next phase of the story.

The latest "Spider-Man" film stars Tom Holland, Zendaya, and Jake Gyllenhaal in a transatlantic adventure about truth and artifice. There were even discussions that might extend the deal into other films in the Spider-Man universe.

According to Deadline, Disney wanted a straight 50/50 co-financing agreement with Sony and an equal share of the profits on all Spider-Man related properties. The character made an appearance in Captain America: Civil War in 2016, and then 2017's Spider-Man: Homecoming brought in Marvel character Iron Man/Tony Stark and grossed $880M globally.

Despite the widespread disappointment among fans, they were given a glimmer of hope after it was reported negotiations between Disney and Sony were ongoing.

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