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Disney and Sony have made a deal which means Tom Holland’s Spider-Man will remain in the MCU for just one more film. What does this mean for Venom’s future?

The initial deal for Spider-Man collapsed when Disney demanded that the profit share of any future movie to be split 50/50. At the time, it was a 5/95 split with the largest sum going to Sony Pictures. However, it wasn’t such a bad deal for Disney at all; Sony flipped the production bill and Disney got 100% of all merchandise sales.

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Disney reportedly rejected Tom Hardy’s Venom and wanted to put their own creative spin on the villain. Tom Holland had a small cameo in Sony’s Venom but Disney demanded that they cut the scene.

It was always Sony’s plan to migrate their version of Venom into Disney’s MCU but Disney’s unwillingness to compromise is what reportedly ended the negotiation between the two parties.

Spider-Man stays in MCU for one more movie

The new Disney/Sony deal was penned on Thursday night. Negotiations involved Sony Pictures chief Tom Rothman, Feige and Walt Disney Studios co-chairmen Alan Horn and Alan Bergman. This deal means that Feige will oversee production for the third, and final, film and Marvel and Disney will now receive about 25% of the profits. Disney will also continue to receive 100% of merchandise sales and will finance a quarter of the film’s production.

Disney-Sony fallout means we're getting a Spider-Man vs Venom movie with Tom Holland

“I am thrilled that Spidey’s journey in the MCU will continue, and I and all of us at Marvel Studios are very excited that we get to keep working on it,” Feige stated. Spider-Man is a powerful icon and hero whose story crosses all ages and audiences around the globe. He also happens to be the only hero with the superpower to cross cinematic universes, so as Sony continues to develop their own Spidey-verse you never know what surprises the future might hold.”

Kevin Feige has also hinted that Tom Holland’s Spider-Man may simultaneously appear in Sony’s Spiderverse, which means that regardless of the Sony-Disney deal, we are guaranteed to see the Peter Parker and Venom meet up, eventually.

Disney’s change of heart might mean that they are now open to seeing Tom Hardy’s Venom in a Feige produced Marvel Studios film. If that’s the case then we will finally get to see Spidey face-up against his toughest nemesis yet.

Dianne Anders
I am a former, albeit small time, reality TV producer and currently living in Melbourne, Australia. Through my many years of working in television I've met some interesting people who you could call "insider sources". I still remember my days as a first A.D; kids, don't ever aspire to be first A.Ds. Follow me on Twitter @dianneoflaughter or send me an email to [email protected]

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