Tom Holland Quits MCU! Spider-Man breaks his silence on leaving MCU. Is he only on temporary leave? OR Is it all to diffuse speculations? The truth: The world will never see Tom Holland back with MCU.
For Spider-Man fans, the previous week was full of ups and downs. After the news broke out that Sony and Marvel relations have gone sour, fans worldwide are speculating if they’ll ever see spidey return to the MCU.
Sony and Marvel’s partnership was the only reason that Spider-Man joined the MCU.
Spider-Man is owned by Sony even though the character originated at Marvel Comics. How that happened is a different story. But, Despite Sony’s divorce from Disney-owned Marvel Studios, Tom Holland says future Spider-Man movies are “only going to get bigger and better” after Spider-Man: Far From Home.
Tom Holland Quits MCU aka Spider-Man is gone out of Avengers!
In MCU, Tom Holland started his journey as Spider-Man in Captain America: Civil War in 2016. After which Spider-Man: Homecoming was released and grossed over $800 million worldwide. The film received a positive response with his appearance being called “a star performance was given by a born actor.”
Holland reprised Spider-Man in Avengers: Infinity War. He had a six-picture deal with Marvel Studios, not including his Captain America: Civil War appearance. Holland played the Spider-Man character in five MCU films despite Sony owning the classic superhero.
Till the time the movie was under Sony influence
Sony Pictures Entertainment purchased the rights to Spiderman character for $10 million and hired Sam Raimi to direct Spider-Man (2002), Spider-Man 2 (2004), and Spider-Man 3 (2007) starring Tobey Maguire. The first two films were met with positive reviews from critics, while the third film received a more mixed response.
In 2010, Sony announced that the franchise would be rebooted with Andrew Garfield as the new Spiderman. The Amazing Spider-Man (2012) was released to positive reviews. The Amazing Spider-Man 2 (2014) saw mixed reviews. Before partnering with Disney, Spider-Man 3 was Sony’s top-grossing movie with WorldwideBox Office collection of $894,860,230.
Sony collaborating with Disney
Sony and Disney partnership have led to positive audience reviews and huge box office hauls for 2017’s Spider-Man: Homecoming and this year’s Spider-Man. Far From Home is now the highest-grossing Sony movie of all time. It’s hard to argue that that isn’t largely due to its association with the Marvel Cinematic Universe.
In a recent statement, Tom Holland in this situation said, “Basically, we’ve made five great movies. It’s been five amazing years. I’ve had the time of my life. Who knows what the future holds? But all I know is that I’m going to continue playing Spider-Man”.
Why does Sony wish to detach Spider-Man from MCU?
Sony made a deal with Disney in 2015 after “The Amazing Spider-Man 2” underperformed at the box office, and the massive Sony hack revealed internal communications about the character’s future at the studio.
Spider-Man is Sony’s biggest property, so the studio has an extra incentive to maintain its control.
The Franchise made up the studio’s top six highest-grossing domestic releases of all time. Lending Spider-Man to the MCU and developing movies of its own, such as the box-office hit ‘Venom’ gave them confidence in taking Spider-Man on their own.
What Sony is planning for Spider-Man’s future?
Sony has approximately 900 related Marvel Comics characters since 1998 and can keep them as long as it releases a “Spider-Man” movie every five years. Their Spiderman collateral is virtually endless.
Tom Holland and director John Watts are still committed to two more Spider-Man films, which Sony’s statement about “our next live-action Spider-Man film”. This means that we could expect a sequel to Spider-Man: Far From Home, but it won’t take place in MCU.
However, Sony has also implied that the split could be temporary, saying, “We hope this might change in the future.” There is a possibility that he could someday swing back into the MCU, Marvel will probably want to keep the door open for Peter Parker.
The Spider-Man Cash-out
Presuming the worth of Spider-Man, Sony will now make Spider-Man sequel without official input or content from the MCU. Sony does not need Marvel in order to have a successful Spider-Man franchise.
Considering the wave of sudden theatrical interest in solo superhero movies has led Sony’s Venom ($269 million in China alone) helped spur some of the boost that pushed Spider-Man: Far From Home to $205 million and thus over the $1.1 billion global milestones.
The logic behind Spider-Man death
If MCU manages to justify Spiderman’s abrupt exit, it probably won’t be an off-screen death. Killing the character would be confusing for audiences as Peter would still be alive and well in Sony’s films. It would also undermine his triumphant return during the final act of Endgame, and Tony Stark’s noble sacrifice.
Sending Peter into hiding for an indeterminate amount of time could explain his prolonged absence from the MCU. This could help make Holland’s films with Sony less confusing for audiences.
Spider-Man will come back to MCU
It would hard to believe that either Disney or Sony would proceed with Spiderman not staying part of the MCU. Now that 3rd phase of MCU has come to an end, Tony Stark and half of Avengers are gone.
Besides Captain America and Pepper Potts, there is no character with a greater attachment to Tony Stark than Spider-Man. By virtue of that relationship, Marvel has appointed Spider-Man to carry on Tony’s legacy.
Sony can’t deny the fact that it has benefited greatly from the Avengers raising Spider-Man’s profile.