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Marvel Studios loses ‘Spider-Man’ after Disney-Sony dispute


Tom Holland (left) will appear in two more Spider-Man films, but without Kevin Feige at the helm. (Getty)

Marvel Studios president Kevin Feige will not produce any further “Spider-Man” movies after Disney and Sony were unable to come to an agreement about co-financing future projects.

The partnership ends after Feige and Marvel Studios relaunched Spider-Man as part of the Marvel Cinematic Universe where he appeared in five films, including “Avengers: Endgame,” the highest-grossing film of all-time, and “Spider-Man: Far From Home,” Sony’s highest-grossing film of all-time.

Under the old agreement, Disney received a small percentage of the profits from standalone Spider-Man movies that Feige also produced (“Homecoming” and “Far From Home”) in order to use the character in other Marvel movies. According to a Deadline report, Disney wanted to split profits evenly and Sony wanted to keep the current arrangement.

There are reportedly two more standalone Spider-Man movies, with both director Jon Watts and star Tom Holland attached, as well as a sequel to “Venom” and other Spider-Man universe movies in development, but they will proceed without Marvel and Feige.

The loss of Spider-Man is a blow to Marvel Studios which recently gained creative control of characters such as The X-Men after Disney acquired Fox earlier this year.

Unless the two sides come back to the negotiating table, future Spider-Man films will be shepherded to the screen by Amy Pascal, a producer on “Far From Home,” and Sony Pictures chief Tom Rothman who oversaw “Venom," which made $856 million worldwide, and “Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse," which won the Best Animated Feature Oscar.