As many of us around the world have been informed of, Tom Holland’s MCU Spider-Man is being turned into Sony’s Spider-Man…
And true to what we’ve come to expect from Tom Holland, he took it all with extreme class — maturity far beyond his years.
While Spider-Man: Far From Home has been (and continues to be) in theaters — still raking in the dough, and I mean a lot of dough (the movie has made $1,108,491,256 worldwide thus far) — Sony and Disney execs have been hashing out some concerns.
Without getting too far into it, Disney wants their fair share of the money they feel they deserve after taking Spiderman to heights never before seen. And Sony…….. doesn’t wanna do that.
They don’t want to shell out any more than they already are.
Disney’s request? a fifty/fifty split between them and Sony. Sony turned it down. Now, we have a situation where Spider-Man will likely be leaving the MCU and joining a promising, but hardly certain, future with Sony.
For Tom Holland, this must be extremely difficult. In fact, in the past, he has adamantly stated that he wanted to stick with the MCU. And honestly, who wouldn’t? It’s a tight-knit group! The Disney MCU is a wonderful thing to be a part of.
But now, he is being torn away from that. Today, however, Tom Holland affirmed that he is on board with Sony and ready to travel with the studio wherever it takes him.
His statement to Entertainment Weekly is as follows:
“Basically, we’ve made five great movies. It’s been five amazing years. I’ve had the time of my life. Who knows what the future holds? But all I know is that I’m going to continue playing Spider-Man and having the time of my life. It’s going to be so fun, however we choose to do it. The future for Spider-Man will be different, but it will be equally as awesome and amazing, and we’ll find new ways to make it even cooler.”
And later on, at Keystone Comic Con, he affirmed this again:
— Aaron Goins (@avgoins) August 25, 2019
What a mature response. The kid is basically (in an over-dramatic sense) being torn away from his family. But instead of lashing out, he went on a hike with RDJ, cleared his head, and decided that he was going to stay on board.
In all honesty, that is the right call here. Though the circumstance is unfortunate, and maybe even anger-inducing, Holland is still in an excellent position here. He’s a rockstar! He is at the top of the A-list food chain, and he had the wherewithal to understand that, even now.
Now, given the situation where Disney and Sony don’t come to terms, there actually is a silver lining here:
A Tom Hardy, Tom Holland Venom/Spider-Man movie.
And we gotta admit, that would be just sick. It would be incredible. Yes, I was one of those people who really liked Venom. I didn’t understand the venom toward Venom. I mean, what did people expect? Perfection? The movie was incredible!
It was fun and entertaining, and it had bad@** Tom Hardy in it. What more could we want? Now, the reality is that we may be seeing the Toms duke it out — Venom and Spider-Man re-united into the same universe.
According to Deadline, Andy Serkis is slated to direct Venom 2, and fans believe it is set for an October 2020 release date. All I’m saying is, with Marvel phase 3 over, this isn’t the worst possible news for Tom Holland, and it isn’t the worst news for us either.
Will Disney and Sony Come to terms? Will Spider-Man be fighting Venom soon? Time will tell. But if we’ve learned one thing from this whole ordeal, it’s that Tom Holland is as classy as it gets. No matter what universe he ends up in, he has more than proven that he truly is the friendly neighborhood Spider-Man.