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Spider-Man set to get Far From Home follow-up as Disney and Marvel reunite

Spider-Man: Far From Home

Story by Jack Foley

SPIDER-Man looks set to have one more outing as part of the Marvel Cinematic Universe now that Disney and Sony Pictures look to have signed a deal to complete one more film together.

The two companies publicly parted ways in the summer, following the success of Spider-Man: Far From Home, which left things on a massive cliff-hanger involving its central character.

It meant that while Far From Home would have had a follow-up with Sony Pictures, it couldn’t have involved MCU characters such as Happy (Jon Favreau) or Nick Fury (Samuel L Jackson) – both of whom featured prominently in that film.

The deal was announced on Friday (September 27, 2019) and a release date has even been set for July 16, 2021.

Marvel Studio chief Kevin Feige commented: “I am thrilled that Spidey’s journey in the MCU will continue, and I and all of us at Marvel Studios are very excited that we get to keep working on it. Spider-Man is a powerful icon and hero whose story crosses all ages and audiences around the globe.

“He also happens to be the only hero with the superpower to cross cinematic universes, so as Sony continues to develop their own Spidey-verse you never know what surprises the future might hold.”

As part of the arrangement, Spider-Man will also appear in a future Marvel movie.

Terms of the new deal were not revealed, but – according to The Hollywood Reporter – it will allow Marvel and its chief, Feige, to produce and run creative point on one more movie that would star Tom Holland, the actor who is the current incarnation of the web-slinging superhero.

Depending on how this goes, more movies could be in the offing.

It’s understandable why both parties were prepared to find a way of coming to a deal, given the lucrative nature of the Spider-Man movies since Holland took on the role.

Homecoming made $880.1 million and featured Marvel character Iron Man (Robert Downey Jr.), while Spider-Man was a key part of 2018’s Avengers: Infinity War and had a small but powerful role in this year’s Avengers: Endgame. Both films grossed more than $2 billion, with Endgame standing as the top film of all time, not adjusted for inflation.

Far From Home also made over $1 billion-dollar and is Sony’s highest grossing film ever.