Sony, Marvel Split To Affect Future Spider-Man Film Releases, #SaveSpiderMan Trends On Twitter!

Fans are expressing their disappointment over this development through memes, jokes and messages bashing Sony.

Sony, Marvel split to affect future Spider-Man film releases, #SaveSpiderMan trends on Twitter!
Updated: 21 Aug 2019 01:26 PM
Washington D.C. [USA]: Just a few days back the news of 'Spider-Man: Far From Home' becoming Sony's highest-grossing film surfaced and now the studio is set to part ways with Marvel, the flick's co-producer. The move comes after Marvel and its parent company, Disney, requested for a bigger share from any Spider-Man movies going forward, which was turned down by Sony, according to The Hollywood Reporter. According to their existing agreement, Marvel receives a generous five per cent of first-dollar gross, along with the merchandising earnings.

Sony and Marvel's separation also removes the latter's president Kevin Feige from the producers' list of upcoming Spider-Man films coming from Sony. This split also points to Tom Holland's 'Spider-Man' to most probably vanish entirely from the Marvel Cinematic Universe, just months after his latest release 'Spider-Man: Far From Home' came as the start of the next major storyline.

Spider-Man made an entry in the Marvel universe with 2016 hit 'Captain America: Civil War' after the two studio giants signed a deal in 2015 following an underwhelming box office response of 'The Amazing Spider-Man 2' which released in 2014.

And now the news has his the fans of 'Spider-man' and #SaveSpiderMan has been trending on top on Twitter trends list since this morning. The fans are expressing their disappointment over this development through memes, jokes and messages bashing Sony.

Here are a few: 

The rights of Spider-Man films have lied with Sony since 1999, a time when Marvel was dealing and recovering from bankruptcy. Along with Spider-Man, Sony posses the rights to a number of Spider-Man-related characters, like Venom.

On Monday, Sony announced that the latest Spider-Man release 'Far From Home' has dethroned the James Bond film 'Skyfall' to become their most successful release with a global earning of over USD 1 billion.

The film is getting a re-release on August 29 with four minutes of extra footage.

(With input added in ANI)