Sony responds to “Spider-Man” tangle with Disney

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Marvel's Captain America: Civil War Spider-Man/Peter Parker (Tom Holland) Photo Credit: Film Frame © Marvel 2016

Sony has responded to news that Spider-Man could be kicked out of the Marvel Cinematic Universe due to stalled talks with Disney over money issues.

Its series of tweets today said those reports were “mischaracterized”.

It did however confirm the fears of most fans: that Marvel Studios producer Kevin Feige will not be involved in the upcoming Spider-Man movies.

See the tweets below:

So it’s clear that Sony intends to move forward with its movies based on the webslinger played by Tom Holland.

However this will be without the genius of Feige and Marvel Studios.

Some analysts interpret the statement as confirming Spider-Man’s exit from the MCU, since Feige will not be involved.

They even point to signs leading up to this: while Marvel unveiled a number of new projects for the next phase of the MCU at Comic Con this year, they didn’t announce any Spider-Man movies.

Others however say his exit from the MCU isn’t explicitly stated.

Though the character was created by Marvel, movie rights belong to Sony Pictures.

Spidey’s recent appearances in the MCU were facilitated by a unique agreement between Disney (which owns Marvel Studios) and Sony, which are rivals.