The war between Sony and Disney over the future creative control of the live-action Spider-Man franchise rages on with no conclusion yet that possibly could end with all parties as victors. The situation continues to get dire as a section of MCU fans have shown concern over the entire issue and are hoping for the character to remain under MCU’s belt of superheroes.
Fans’ attempt to pressure Sony or Disney to come to terms with the whole issue can clearly be seen in this little memorial put up for Spider-Man by some Spidey fan–stating that the friendly neighborhood superhero belongs to Marvel. Comicbook.com’s journalist Brandon Davis spotted the memorial outside Disney’s D23 Expo with a framed picture of Tom Holland’s Spider-Man and a few faux candles and flowers with a sign stating, “I belong with Marvel not Sony“.
For those unaware about the entire controversial issue, Disney reportedly requested Sony around 25% to half of all revenue generated from Spider-Man films moving forward. Under the new deal, Disney and Marvel Studios would also take care of the same percentage of expenses for the film’s production. But unfortunately, the two studios haven’t been able to come to a decision that benefits both and have since parted ways though it seems like there still may be room for reconciliation and possibly a new deal in the discussion.
Sony offered a full statement on the entire matter. You can read it below.
“Much of today’s news about Spider-Man has mischaracterized recent discussions about Kevin Feige’s involvement in the franchise,” Sony said in statement. “We are disappointed, but respect Disney’s decision not to have him continue as a lead producer of our next live action Spider-Man film.”
“We hope this might change in the future, but understand that the many new responsibilities that Disney has given him – including all their newly added Marvel properties – do not allow time for him to work on IP they do not own,” the statement reads. “Kevin is terrific and we are grateful for his help and guidance and appreciate the path he has helped put us on, which we will continue.”
— Brandon Davis (@BrandonDavisBD) August 24, 2019
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