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Spider-Man gets another swing through the MCU; Sony and Disney work it out

Posted: 12:52 PM, Sep 27, 2019
Updated: 2019-09-27 12:53:08-04

Zendaya and Tom Holland star in ‘Spider-Man: Far From Home’
(Marvel/Columbia Pictures)

LOS ANGELES — Spider-Man won’t be leaving the Marvel Cinematic Universe anytime soon.

After a public fallout last month, Sony Pictures Entertainment and The Walt Disney Studios have found a way to work together. The studios said Friday that they would be teaming up once more to produce a third “Spider-Man” film starring Tom Holland.

Disputes over the profit-sharing structure put Spidey’s future in the MCU in doubt, much to the chagrin of many fans who had enjoyed seeing Spider-Man fighting alongside The Avengers.

Marvel Studios president Kevin Feige said in a statement that he’s thrilled that the character’s journey in the MCU is continuing. Producer Amy Pascal added that it has been a “winning partnership” for both studios.

The next Spidey film will hit theaters on July 16, 2021.