The internet has been ablaze over the last 48 hours with news that Spider-Man would be exiting the MCU. It seems everyone and their mother is being blamed for the negotiation break down between Disney and Sony. Now, allegedly, a new Sony/Marvel deal over Spider-Man has been struck and will be announced on Saturday during Disney’s D23 Expo.

According to this new deal, Tom Holland will receive a six-picture deal with an option for a seventh. After the next Spider-Man film, there will be a new trilogy focusing on Peter in his college years. The plan is for Peter to team up with Firestar and Iceman, as the X-Men have been acquired by Marvel, and will be based on the Spider-Man cartoon from the 80s, Spider-Man and His Amazing Friends.

The breakdown of negotiations between Sony and Disney was because Disney wanted 50% of the full profits from the films. Sony called their bluff, and this is being re-negotiated to a more reasonable 30%, both helming and co-financing the films. Sony will have distribution rights, but Disney will retain all digital streaming rights and television broadcast rights for the films.

New Sony Marvel Deal Over Spider-Man

Venom will be re-worked (not rebooted) into the MCU, as it was explained to me (rebooted was a poor choice of words.)

This will all be announced Saturday at the D23 Expo and Spider-Man is said to be featured during the panel.

Warning: at this juncture, this is only a rumor, but it is highly plausible as Marvel/Disney needs Spidey more than Sony needs Marvel. This is a good deal for both parties involved and is a reasonable compromise which everyone will be happy with. Sony called Marvel/Disney’s bluff, and that brought them back to the negotiating table.

Until Saturday though, take this with a grain of salt.

Thank you to Adam Bowers for the heads up.

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