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Sony boss discusses Spider-Man's future in the MCU

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Midway through 2019, Spider-Man's future looked bleak. Reports emerged that the webslinger could be spinning his own web of future films (opens in new tab) unrelated to the MCU – all due to some rumoured fallings out between Sony and Disney over the earnings of Spider-Man: Homecoming (opens in new tab) and Far From Home (opens in new tab)

Thankfully, the two companies sorted things out (opens in new tab), and Tom Holland's Peter Parker remains part of the MCU – the only after-effects seem to be that Sony's Morbius and Venom could be somehow linked to Holland's movies (opens in new tab)

With this all in mind, fans have questioned whether the fate of Spider-Man could once again be in the balance. Speaking to The Hollywood Reporter (opens in new tab), Sony boss Tom Rothman put those fears to rest. 

Asked whether the deal with Disney would last, he replied: "I hope so. I think this was a classic win-win-win. I think it was a win for Sony. I think it was a win for Disney. I think it was a win for fans and moviegoers. The only thing I would say about that is that news cycles and the rhythm of negotiations don’t necessarily overlap... I think we would have gotten there and the news got ahead of some things."

In other webby news, Sony recently announced another Spider-Man spin-off for next year – get the details here. And here's everything you need to know about Marvel Phase 4 (opens in new tab), which will include a third Spider-Man movie.

Jack Shepherd
Jack Shepherd

I'm the Senior Entertainment Editor here at GamesRadar+, bringing you all the latest movie and TV news, reviews, and features. Plus I look after the Total Film and SFX sections and socials media channels. I used to work at The Independent as a general culture writer before specializing in TV and film