Spider-Man Might Be Leaving the MCU After the 'Homecoming' Sequel

Tuesday, 28 March 2017 - 9:30PM
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Tuesday, 28 March 2017 - 9:30PM
Spider-Man Might Be Leaving the MCU After the 'Homecoming' Sequel
Marvel/Sony
We, like most Marvel fans, were ecstatic when we learned that Sony and Marvel had put aside their differences to allow Spider-Man to be a part of the MCU. We were even more excited after seeing how great the new Spider-Man was in Captain America: Civil War, and now we're more stoked than ever after seeing the latest trailer for Spider-Man: Homecoming. But it seems our excitement may be short-lived, as Spidey could be leaving the MCU far sooner than we ever expected.

Yesterday, we wrote about Sony's ambitious new plan to start their own cinematic universe separate from the MCU, using Spider-Man characters like Venom and Black Cat. We wondered just how such a plan might work without involving Spider-Man, who's tied up in the MCU, and now we may have our answer: it won't work out that way, because Sony is probably looking to yank the wall-crawler from the MCU after Avengers: Infinity War and the Spider-Man: Homecoming sequel in 2019, so they can re-insert him back into their own separate Spiderverse.

Sony producer Amy Pascal, who brokered the deal with Marvel back when she was still head of the studio, spoke to Cosmic Book News recently and seemed to indicate that Spider-Man will be exiting the MCU after the Homecoming sequel, saying of the unique inter-studio deal, "One of the things that I think is so amazing about this experience is that you don't have studios deciding to work together to make a film very often. In fact it may never happen again, after we do the [Homecoming] sequel."



That quote should send shivers down the spines of all Spidey fans, who were just beginning to enjoy having Spidey back where he belongs. And now we're already having to worry about Sony throwing together yet another reboot (which could possibly an R-rated "gritty" version like the upcoming Venom film).

So Sony, here's some advice: Quit while you're ahead. You gained some great press and respect among fans with the Marvel deal, and we're betting that's going to translate into dollars once Spider-Man: Homecoming becomes the most successful Spidey movie ever. But if your plan is simply to cash in on this stock you've built up with fans and then go and do your own thing with it, the fans won't be fooled.

So please Sony, use your great power with some great responsibility, and leave Spider-Man in the MCU so we don't end up with another Amazing Spider-Man 2:

via GIPHY



But otherwise, enjoy it while it lasts. Spider-Man: Homecoming comes out July 7, 2017.
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