Spider-Man gets removed from MCU

Cole Marullo, Reporter

 Spider-Man swings out of the Marvel Cinematic Universe because of Sony and Disney having trouble coming to an agreement about a new contract for upcoming Spider-Man films connecting to the Marvel Cinematic Universe. 

Sony and Disney were unable to reach an agreement over future Spider-Man movies and movie appearances, Disney wanted a 50/50 split in sales for future Spider-Man films but because Spider-Man is Sony’s biggest film property Sony didn’t take the offer. Sony has owned the character Spider-Man and 900 related Marvel characters since 1998 ad can keep them as long as they keep pushing out movies based around Spider-Man every five years.

Sony has been going through some tough times dealing with Spider-Man after multiple movies not doing well in theaters and getting low rating with reboot after reboot. Starting off with Sam Raimi’s Version of Spider-Man which came out with a total of three movies the first doing very well in the box office, but after the 1st film the following lost some interest as well as the third film not doing well, with Rotten Tomatoes giving it a 63% on the Tomato-meter which is roughly 30% below the last film. The movies last films in the trilogy performing poorly lead to the cancellation of that version of Spider-Man. Then following with another reboot in 2012 called The Amazing Spider-Man doing alright with its first movie getting a rating of 72% on rotten tomatoes but when The Amazing Spider-Man 2 came it the rating dropped and it didn’t do nearly as good as the first even with it scoring a 52% on Rotten Tomatoes, 20% lower than the first. But after time Sony bounced back after making Venom, being a box office hit even though critics disliked it. Another film being Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse being a massive box office hit and even won Grammys for best animation and many other awards for best film and more.

Then after time Sony decided to partner with Disney and Marvel to allow Spider-Man into the Marvel Cinematic Universe which started off with Spider-Man: Homecoming and Spider-Man: Far From Home and then Spider-Man being featured in multiple other films, Captain America: Civil War, Avengers: Infinity War, and in Avengers: Endgame which are extreme box office hits with Avengers: Endgame being the #1 grossing box office hit of all time beating Avatar and Avengers: Infinity War being #5 in the biggest box office hits as well. Overall Spider-Man as of now isn’t in the Marvel Cinematic Universe but Sony and Disney are still in contact about a new deal.