Take the following with the biggest pinch of salt possible.

ComicBook is posting a big rumor that claims Kevin Feige/Marvel Studios is planning to phase out Tom Holland’s Spider-Man from the Marvel Cinematic Universe over the next two projects they’ll produce, one being Sony’s Spider-Man 3 and the other an untitled Disney/Marvel movie potentially another event film.

As Spidey fans rejoice this weekend, the celebration could be a bit short-lived. ComicBook.com has learned the current plan under the new deal is for Marvel Studios and Kevin Feige to use those two movies to write Spider-Man out of the Marvel Cinematic Universe, eventually giving Sony full control of the character. One of the two films will be a third Spider-Man solo entry while the second will likely be a team-up of some kind.

Oddly enough, they don’t mention where this information is coming from considering the implications involved and they seemingly are prepping that this development might not even happen with the following statement.

Then again, a lot can happen between now and 2021 and there’s always the opportunity Disney and Sony extend the deal again, allowing Marvel Studios to continue using the character past these two appearances.

It’s odd to say in one breath that Sony is going to regain the Spider-Man rights in two movies with Marvel planning to feature his exit in upcoming films and then say they could work it out. Wouldn’t that defeat the purpose of writing him out?

Doesn’t sound terribly confident to me and most likely is coming from second-hand information or even simple speculation after reading the press release/quotes.

Coming off more like a rumor than an actual report.

I would personally be very wary these sort of stories given that Sony/Marvel just made this new deal two days ago and could easily re-up if both studios benefit on Spider-Man 3’s box office return. Something that won’t happen until 2021.

Making this kind of information difficult to look into, which might be the point, to begin with.

Spider-Man 3 is set to be released on July 16th, 2021 with director Jon Watts reportedly in final talks to return.


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I still don’t trust Sony Pictures with handling Spider-Man on their own, as things could turn out terrible, as it happened in the past, but as it’s said, ‘Who knows what the future holds,’ so as they would say, ‘Take this with a pinch of salt,’ so it would be better to do so.