In the wake of the announcement that Spider-Man will no longer be part of the MCU, Stan Lee’s daughter weighed in with some heartbreaking information about how her father was treated by Marvel and Disney.
Earlier this week, news that Marvel Studios parted ways with Sony left fans sad. The initial concern was over the fate of Tom Holland playing the legendary role, though it appears he will continue to play Spider-Man for Sony.
Deadline reported the details of the arrangement, noting: “Disney asked that future Spider-Man films be a 50/50 co-financing arrangement between the studios… Sony turned that offer down flat… Sony proposed keeping the arrangement going under the current terms where Marvel receives in the range of 5% of first dollar gross, sources said. Disney refused.”
As rumors swirled about the nature of the dispute, Sony took to Twitter to share more details on the matter, tweeting: “Much of today’s news about Spider-Man has mischaracterized recent discussions about Kevin Feige’s involvement in the franchise. We are disappointed, but respect Disney’s decision not to have him continue as a lead producer of our next live action Spider-Man film.”