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#SaveSpiderMan Trending on Twitter Over Axing From Marvel Cinematic Universe

© AP Photo / Chris PizzelloTom Holland arrives at the world premiere of "Spider-Man: Far From Home" on Wednesday, June 26, 2019, at the TCL Chinese Theatre in Los Angeles
Tom Holland arrives at the world premiere of Spider-Man: Far From Home on Wednesday, June 26, 2019, at the TCL Chinese Theatre in Los Angeles - Sputnik International
The difficulties surrounding the ownership of Spider-Man are the result of Marvel selling the film rights to the character when it faced bankruptcy in the 1990s. A deal was made prior to the release of 'Civil War' to use Spider-Man in the MCU with Sony receiving all of the box office profits from the films.

Following the news that Tom Holland's Spiderman will leave the Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU) and return to Sony, fans swung onto Twitter to demand that Spider-Man be saved from fading from the Marvel movie franchise with the hashtags #SaveSpiderMan and #SaveSpidey

The studio was reportedly in discussions over a new Spider-Man agreement, with Disney wanting a 50/50 co-financing arrangement. But Sony reportedly wanted to do a deal whereby Disney got 5% of first-dollar gross, with Disney maintaining merchandising rights, which Disney rejected, according to Cosmicbook.

Some fans have concocted a theory that Sony deliberately walked away from the deal so as to be able to include Tom Holland in Sony's Venom franchise. Venom is an infamous Spider-Man villain who was not included in the MCU as Sony retained the rights to the character.

Even Avengers star Jeremy Renner, who plays Hawkeye, gave his opinion on Instagram saying that Spider-Man should stay with Marvel.

Other fans began to notice a pattern of Spiderman franchis​e being cancelled.

The late Stan Lee was even invoked to support ​Spidey.

Some users directed their anger towards the company.

Sony released a statement through THR, which appeared to suggest that Marvel Studios president Kevin Feige was at fault for the fall-out. The statement also suggested that Feige's hand in Spider-Man's swinging success was exaggerated, despite Feige initiating the original handover deal between the two companies.



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