The battle between Disney and Sony has ended and Spider-Man is swinging on to see another day. After it was announced this summer, that Disney, Marvel’s parent company, and Sony couldn’t come to an agreement over a new financing deal many were frightened that the MCU version of Spider-Man starring Tom Holland would be no more, and it was a bummer.
But, with a plot twist worthy of M. Night Shyamalan, Disney and Sony have announced that Marvel is moving forward with one more Holland-led Spider-Man film after coming to a deal Thursday night. The studios have also reported that Spider-Man will also appear in another MCU movie.
Back in August, Holland posted a picture on Instagram with Iron Man actor Robert Downey Jr. along with the caption, “We did it Mr Stark!” Did Tom know something we didn’t?
As you can imagine, Spider-Man co-stars Holland and Zendaya were especially thrilled by the news and shared their excited reactions on social media.
— Zendaya (@Zendaya) September 27, 2019
The MJ actress took to Twitter to post a *chef’s kiss* perfect dancing Spidey GIF while Holland borrowed a Leonardo DiCaprio scene from 2013’s The Wolf of Wall Street to express his feelings.
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The Marvel team seemed just as happy that everyone is playing nice.
“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,” Marvel president Kevin Feige told Variety. “Spider-Man is a powerful icon and hero whose story crosses all ages and audiences around the globe.”
The partnership between Disney and Sony also allows Sony to continue with its own line-up of films based off of Spider-Man comics—including sequels Venom and Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse. Sony’s slate of films will have nothing to do with the MCU, but in his press statement, Feige did hint that Holland’s Spider-Man could potentially appear in Sony’s Spider-Verse movies.
“[Spider-Man] 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.”