Don’t know if you heard but there was a little spat between Marvel and Sony this week. And caught in the middle of it all, is Tom Holland.
Talks “broke down” between the two studios while they were renegotiating their agreement to share the Spider-Man character.
If you remember, Marvel sold Spider-Man’s film rights to Sony in the 90s. After a couple of underwhelming Spidey films Sony decided to share the character. This allowed Peter Parker to appear in the Marvel Cinematic Universe.
The split left fans wrecked at the thought of an MCU without their favorite webslinger. However, many hoped that D23 Expo would be perfect for Sony and Marvel to announce that they had reconciled their differences and made a new mutually beneficial agreement.
Tom Holland appeared at the D23 Expo. He took the stage alongside Chris Pratt to promote their new animated film, Pixar’s Onward. Fans gave Holland a standing ovation.
“It’s been a crazy week, but I want you to know I am grateful from the bottom of my heart and I love you 3,000,” Holland said.
There were no announcements about Sony and Spider-Man.
However, this doesn’t necessarily mean the end for Tom Holland or Spider-Man in the MCU. After all, this is one of Marvel’s most popular characters of all time and Spider-Man’s recent solo films have relied heavily on MCU-connected plot points.
We hope Mom and Dad stop fighting and let Spidey come out to play without worry.