It seems strange to think that during 2019 it really looked as if this form of Spider-Man, the Sony and Disney co-production letting Sony’s hero appears in the MCU, was dead in the water.
Contract wrangling left the two parties poles apart and it looked like Avengers Endgame and Spider-Man Far From Home would be the swan song in the MCU before Sony launched their own Spidey-centric shared universe with Venom and Morbius among others.
Following some intense negotiations and interventions from fans online and Spidey himself, Tom Holland, the pieces fell into place and they decided to go again.
Holland talked to MTV News about the situation earlier this week:
“The future for Spider-Man was still very bright with Sony. We had a really, really wonderful idea how we could sort of transition into a Spider-Man without the MCU. Tom Rothman and Amy Pascal were really confident that they were gonna do justice and make a film of the caliber that Spider-Man requires.
But that said, I’m really glad to be back in the MCU and to have the team back together because I kind of feel like it’s where he belongs now. I’m really grateful that Bob Iger and Tom Rothman allowed me to be a part of the process of bringing him home. It was a pretty cool experience and also the best bragging rights ever, I saved Spider-Man.”
Holland went on to say that he knows the whole story for the third movie following a meeting at the studio and that he will start filming in July this year for Spider-Man 3 to hit a July 16th 2021 release.
This agreement between studios was only for one more movie so they will need to get back around the table beyond this instalment.