Now that the news has been confirmed, everyone is trying to come to terms with the news that Tom Holland’s Spider-Man movies may no longer be a part of the Marvel Cinematic Universe going forward. That’s because, per Deadline‘s original report and The Hollywood Reporter‘s subsequent confirmation, the carefully negotiated deal between Marvel Studios and Sony is no more. The former’s parent company, Disney, wanted a bigger share of the successful franchise’s box office profits and the latter said no.
On the one hand, that’s what Marvel gets for selling off so many licensing deals for its catalog of characters several decades ago. On the other hand, the MCU already contained an increasing wealth of characters and stories before Peter Parker’s arrival in Captain America: Civil War, and thanks to Disney’s recent Fox acquisition, it’s likely going to include even more from the annals of the X-Men and Fantastic Four properties. But don’t try explaining the ins and outs of these matters to the Marvel stans on Twitter, because they are impressively unhappy right now.
Me: Oh man I cant wait to see Spider-Man 3 in the MCU
— Skele (@Skeletinoo) August 20, 2019
sony trying to write another tom holland spider-man movie without mcu references pic.twitter.com/di9apGbfus
— josie met jake (fan acc) (@mihsterio) August 20, 2019
What it felt like hearing the news that Spider-Man is out of the MCU pic.twitter.com/3LC0QVryRy
— Brett S. Vergara (@BrettSVergara) August 20, 2019
Like, they are very unhappy with the news.
i’m sorry i’m trying to imagine the 3rd spidey film with it completely ignoring the mcu and just pretending that spider-man was never a part of marvel like,,, make it make sense lmfao pic.twitter.com/06orZkUWns
— claire is boycotting sony (@RUEBENNETTT) August 20, 2019
Sony: We’re going to put Spider-Man in Venom 2
MCU Stans: pic.twitter.com/wWpd7DyCXQ
— Dequan Seely🔜D23Expo (@dequan_seely) August 20, 2019
Though not everyone was distraught about the news. Not because they were elated by it, per se, but because this is Twitter. Anything and everything goes, especially when it comes to billion-dollar franchises and the billion-dollar companies that fight over them.
Gosh. If only there was ANY possible way to keep enjoying stories with Spider-Man interacting with the rest of the Marvel Universe.
Any way at all…
— DONNY CATES (@Doncates) August 20, 2019
Popeyes gotta buy the rights to Spider-Man
— Desus Nice (@desusnice) August 20, 2019
If only there was some evidence that Sony actually knows how to make a great Spider-Man movie… pic.twitter.com/9pRYz8yb3o
— Mike Cecchini (@wayoutstuff) August 20, 2019
I don’t understand anything that’s going on in the spiderTwitterverse, all I know is that the last animated movie was reallllly good.
— Emily Nussbaum (@emilynussbaum) August 20, 2019
anyway, this spidey is a good way to tell which entertainment news sites are irate bootlickers
— James Grebey (@jgrebes) August 20, 2019
Looking forward to the ENDGAME deleted scene where Feige goes back in time to prevent Marvel from selling its IP to Sony.
— Ryan “Tweets” McGee (@TVMcGee) August 20, 2019
Tom Holland has already played Spider-Man in five movies and you're all worried that he might only get to do it 11 more times instead of 27? Okay.
— Mark Harris (@MarkHarrisNYC) August 20, 2019
When there's carnage afoot in Hollywood pic.twitter.com/AjzXhqNPSS
— Vinnie Mancuso (@VinnieMancuso1) August 20, 2019
AVENGERS: INFINITY WAR (2018)
— One Perfect Shot (@OnePerfectShot) August 20, 2019