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Is Sony really at fault for cutting Spider-Man from the MCU?

Money makes the world go ‘round. It also destroys beloved franchises. The most recent victim is our precious Spider-Man (Tom Holland), who was just cut off from the Avengers as well as all of his other buddies in the Marvel Cinematic Universe. See, joint Spidey owners, Sony and Disney, failed to reach an agreement that would allow for the character to continue to exist between the two corporations. Some say it’s Sony’s fault while others point to Disney. Who’s really to blame?

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Spider-Man getting cut off from the MCU is a pretty big deal. The third iteration of the franchise blasted into popularity not only due to the earnestness which Tom Holland brings to the screen, but from Peter Parker’s relationship with all the other Marvel characters within the universe. Take them out of the equation, and we have a Spider-Man that has no relation to Iron Man at all. And it all comes down to Disney.

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Although all angered heads were initially turned towards Sony, people began to realize that Disney was the real reason that the MCU lost its friendly neighborhood Spider-Man. The happiest company on Earth wanted to co-finance Spider-Man 50/50, reaping half of what the franchise would sow. Many view this as a greedy move, understanding why Sony would shut down such a suggestion from a conglomerate that already makes billions of dollars. It also means that producer Kevin Feige—the man behind the reboot and who essentially brought in all the cash—will no longer be involved with the project. House of Mouse? More like House of Louts

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Seriously, how much more dough can Disney possibly need? Marvel Studios aside, it controls multiple networks, properties and other companies around the world. Couldn’t they have been a little less gluttonous and a little more about the fans?

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“Hold up,” say the tweets, “It's Sony that's totally at fault for this.” It’s not like avarice is only found on Disney’s part. Instead of walking coldly out of what we assume was a round, picture-less conference room, Sony could have hiked up its big-boy pants and worked harder at finding a compromise that would've kept what was clearly a beneficial partnership alive. 

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Spider-Man wouldn’t be nearly as popular as he is today without the help of Marvel Studios; Andrew Garfield is a painful reminder of what Sony did to Spidey before Disney ever stepped in. In fact, “Spider-Man: Far From Home” was the highest-grossing Sony film of all times, surpassing even “Skyfall.” They essentially gave up on a good thing for both greed and pride.

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As of now, the future for Spider-Man remains uncertain. While this whole debacle does come down to money, the chaos makes you wonder that, given the outcry, what were Disney and Sony’s other intentions? Maybe some companies just like to watch the world burn. 

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Is Sony really at fault for cutting Spider-Man from the MCU?
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