The internet has been set ablaze by the news that Sony Pictures and Disney are reportedly parting ways on future Spider-Man movies. This has led the hashtag #BoycottSony to begin trending on social media, as many fans of the Marvel Cinematic Universe are not at all pleased, should this news prove to be true. But there are many layers to the situation, which is becoming seemingly more complex by the minute.
However, the implication is that Spider-Man could no longer be connected to the MCU. That means that Peter Parker can't appear in any future MCU movies following Avengers: Endgame, nor can the inevitable Spider-Man 3 have any real ties to the MCU. That makes things extremely complicated for both sides. Given the popularity of the MCU up to this point, and the love fans have for Tom Holland's version of the webslinger, certain fans started to voice their distaste using the #BoycottSony hashtag, and it really took off.
It's well worth mentioning that some conflicting reports are floating around right now. Several reports say that Sony and Disney could still reach a deal, and that part of the issue has boiled down to producer credits. The consensus seems to be that Disney wanted a bigger slice of the pie. The studio is said to have offered Sony terms with a 50/50 co-financing deal on future installments of the franchise. As of right now, Marvel Studios produces the solo movies, but only ends up sharing about 5 percent of the profits. Sony didn't agree to those terms and that has led to a stalemate.
— Mick summo ︽✵︽#boycottSony @RespectBrie August 20, 2019
Sony: cuts ties with Marvel effectively removing Spider-man from the MCU and their greatest run with the character.Entire MCU fandom:#BoycottSonypic.twitter.com/by4CsF7d6t
— Arron Bell @ghostshooter281 August 20, 2019
peter will never meet shuripeter will never meet morganpeter cant interact with happypeter cant interact with nick furypeter is out of the mcu#BoycottSony fuck you
— eva 34 • #boycottsony @SPlDEYSDAYA August 20, 2019
"I don't think Tony would've done what he did... if he didn't know that you were gonna be here after he was gone" So Sony FUCK YOU #boycottsony#SpiderManWe finally had the perfect Peter Parker in the greatest cinematic universe of all time. Unbelievable. pic.twitter.com/XJOoub6tGk