Tom Holland played the role of a diplomat, getting Disney and Sony back on the negotiation table.
The clouds covered the sky and the sun shone no more with the people on earth looking to hunker down for a long time after the announcement was made 'Spider-Man' was leaving the MCU. There were heartbreak, pain and extreme anger for the two studios, playing with the feelings of the fans.
We were all in for a long haul; 'Spider-Man,' who was being teed up as the new 'Iron-Man' of the MCU was not going to appear in any of the MCU movies. Fans started campaigns to get 'Spider-Man' back to Marvel, with "Save Spider-Man" trending on twitter and people signing a petition asking Disney and Sony to reach a deal.
Disney, who puts up all the work in making the movies was getting just 5% of the first-day profits and after making the first billion-dollar grossing 'Spider-Man' movie of all time Disney was looking for a larger check from Sony. The mouse-house presented Sony with an offer of a 50% cost-sharing deal which resulted in the people from Sony walking away from the table.
The money was seen as the breaking point of the deal and people were not happy to see the beloved character played by the majority favorite Tom Holland leaving the MCU abruptly with the last movie ending on such a cliffhanger.
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Reports coming from both of the camps were the two companies were not going to the negotiation table, and the deal was as good as dead. Then, stepped in Tom Holland, the majority favorite actor to play the Spider-Man character, out of the three who donned the red suit, and appeared in a live-action Spidey movie.
Tom was the one who was talking to both of the camps after it was announced the character was leaving the MCU. According to reports, Tom was the one who was using his clout in Sony to listen and present with counteroffers. While he was talking to the head of Sony, the actor was also on phone with the CEO of Disney, Bob Iger to come to an understanding.
Finally, after some negotiation, Spider-Man was allowed to appear in one more solo movie where Disney would get 25% of the net gross and also the studio will be allowed to use the character of 'Spider-Man' in one more non-Spidey movie.
After the deal was announced the head of Marvel was happy to get the character back for one more movie with Kevin Feige saying, “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. Spider-Man is a powerful icon and hero whose story crosses all ages and audiences around the globe. He 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.”
The company received Spidey back for one more film and maybe in the future, the actor can put on his diplomat hat one more time when the deal runs out for the two companies to come back together and iron out another agreement to get Spider-Man some more screen time in the MCU.
We are happy Spidey is back in the MCU, 'Far from Home' was a great movie and his character development through the third movie will be immense and we cannot wait to see what the future holds for the character when it comes to the MCU.
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