No more Spider-Man for Marvel

Unless Marvel and Sony come to terms, the character could be lost in the Marvel Universe.


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Tom Holland at the SPIDER-MAN FAR FROM HOME Los Angeles Premiere held at the TCL Chinese Theater in Hollywood, CA on Wednesday, June 26, 2019.

We have all grown up watching Spider-Man in the Marvel universe, but as of Aug. 21, he will no longer exist in the same world as the Avengers. 

This recent change of Spider-Man leaving the MCU (Marvel Cinematic Universe) is no coincidence as Marvel and Sony have been arguing over who should earn what from Spider-Man’s existence in Marvel. 

This argument finally led to Sony not being happy with the share Marvel was willing to give leading them to pull Spiderman from Marvel.

Since Sony has pulled Spider-Man, Marvel cannot make an end movie for Spider-Man, leaving us with an unfinished storyline for the superhero

Noah Decker, junior, expressed what he thinks will happen to Spider-Man in the coming years.

 “I think if Sony were to use Spider-Man in a movie they would use some of the Marvel lore and build off of his character without the Avengers and other superheroes and just focus on his villains,” Decker said.

 Although the future of Spider-Man is uncertain, Sony can technically include Spider-Man into their extended Universe and make movies of him with other characters that they own from the Marvel Universe.

Another thing regarding the future of Spider-Man is that Sony and Marvel could renegotiate the rights to Spiderman allowing his storyline to continue.

Junior James Stone, said he believes this option is a plausible one.

“I think Marvel will get Spider-Man back and they will make many more movies since they make so much off of just the character.” 

This is true to an extent because all the Spider-Man movies in total have made over $6.3 billion at the box office.

If Marvel lets Spider-Man go they would lose billions of dollars. They wouldn’t be able to make movies, merchandise, or rides. Spider-Man was an investment for Marvel and not having the rights to him is a major loss for Marvel.

While researching the split of Spider-Man It was found that Sony hasn’t only lent Spider-Man to Marvel but 899 other characters such as the Fantastic Four and the X-Men. If Marvel cannot make agreements for Sony many of the characters we have grown up to love will all go to the Sony Universe waiting to be bought by another company. 

Michael Ludwig, sophomore, talks about what Spider-Man means to him and what he hopes the future will be for spiderman

“I really hope Marvel makes a deal with Sony because I love the actor Tom Holland and I love what Spider-Man stands for in the Marvel universe,” said Ludwig.