Spidey leaving the MCU

Just when everybody's still reeling from that tearjerker Endgame movie, the internet's buzzing today with the news that due to the feud between Sony and Marvel Studios, Spiderman won't be making anymore appearances in the Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU). I remember the time when Marvel Studios did everything they could to get Spidey to cross over into the MCU just to complete the Avengers roster. I mean, what good is a Marvel movie when it's biggest star isn't even in it.

Seriously, if you went through the 90s, then you'll find that almost every single Marvel comics has Spidey on it, be it in on the cover, the subscription and editorial pages. Some may even go as far to say that Spiderman IS Marvel Comics.

Marvel Comics did something incredibly outrageous back in the 80s (I'm not saying stupid, but close). They sold off the cinematic rights to some of their key characters back in the day just to make ends meet. Marvel Comics was on the brink of bankruptcy and getting the proceeds from selling off movie rights to their key characters like Spiderman, the X-Men and the Fantastic Four seemed right at the time for them.

Sony Pictures did give us that impressive Sam Raimi's Spiderman trilogy films in the 2000s (some of you might have a totally different opinion on Raimi's Spiderman 3 and I can respect that too) before a so-so Andrew Garfield Spiderman came in the early 2010s. 

When the MCU launched in 2008 with the first Iron Man movie, many fans were expecting to see the other Marvel heavy-hitters like Spidey and the mutant superheroes making their way to the big screen too. Oh were they gonna be disappointed!

But eventually Marvel Studios did the impossible and negotiated to get Spidey back into the MCU albeit temporarily as long as Sony (that's them dudes who own the cinematic rights to Spidey today). Remember how ecstatic fan boys got when they first saw Spiderman in Captain America: Civil War? Spidey went on to star in two solo movies and the Infinity War movies under Marvel Studios.

So what does Spidey's exit from the MCU mean to most of us? I can tell you this. Sony Pictures and Marvel Studios are both profit-making entities and their failure to agree on Spidey's availability can only mean one thing....the money's not right! I think that once Marvel Studios can meet whatever Sony Pictures demand from them, it'll be alright again. This is me being optimistic.

Honestly, a Marvel Cinematic Universe without a Spiderman is like imagining DC Comics without its Batman or Superman. Spiderman: Far From Home gave us some really cool post-credit scenes which can only mean that more Spidey films from Marvel Studios are coming our way. I've talked about the film in one of my previous blog post.

Let's not disappoint everyone dear Marvel Studios. Go and talk to Sony Pictures and resolve this...for the sake of everyone!


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