So much for our wild speculation about what Sony will do with Spider-Man after Marvel split from its former company late this summer. Now, with an 11-hour deal to keep Spiderman in the MCU, after all, we need to eat our words, but also enjoy the good news. Perhaps my own speculation in August about what Sony would do with Spider-Man will still be true at a future, indefinite date.
If we argue that Spider-Man could have the complacency to stay in Marvel after Kevin Fage again almost assures that this will not happen. What makes this new agreement even more fruitful is the potential of what lies ahead.
How did it look so fast for the better? Probably proof, when confronted with the tragedy of pop culture, corporate heads come together to make things right.
MCU Spider-Man may go beyond just one more movie in 2021.
As we all saw with the official announcement of the new deal, Feige will return as a producer on third Homecoming films on Spider- Man. It is also just two years old with a release date of July 16, 2021. Tom Holland's Spider-Man appearance will also appear in the indefinite Marvel movie afterwards.
It's all exciting, but everyone wants to know what's coming after the Marvel movie. The answer may be right before our eyes, after Fage noted in the official press release, the odds are good for more than the original deal.
If Disney and Sony really came to a perfect corporate agreement, we might see Spider-Man continue in the MCU indefinitely. Even then, we should all be a little skeptical, since the initial deal between Disney and Sony was already on a shaky basis.
One might argue that this new deal could lead to some fighting again someday, especially as the box office continues to rise even further in the Tom Holland era of Spidey.
Can public outbursts lead to better corporate deals?
With Disney and Sony getting to know the original parting back, we have to wonder if this new agreement was a marriage of convenience. Outside of Sony, they have an excitement of what they could do, no doubt there was a thrill to do it without Kevin Fage in turn.
There would also be a chance that the Sony Spider-Man movie might not reach the box office expectations, so they are potentially losing the much-loved Tom Holland.
We all have to wonder if he was ultimately a mediator on this. Leave it to the young adult in the corporate family to finally make the most sense about merging the two parties after a divorce.
Thanks to Fage, he also says in a press release " you never know what more of a surprise the future may have ", we have to hope that the Netherlands can take credit for some of that. Now we can potentially see him as Peter Parker, creating an interesting territory to explore. At the same time, there may be enough freedom for some appearances at Sony.
What if we see a compromise between the two companies?
Back when it first split, we predicted Sony would probably include Tom the Dutch edition of Spider-Man in the franchise Into the Spider-Verse . Passing such a route could reinvent Peter Parker in a new form (animated) and create some interesting story possibilities.
Putting it in context now, it is probably too early to take such a route. His return to the MCU is, for the time being, the best thing to happen, given the plot points left hanging away from home.
Those who got caught up in the Speedy saga also know one of the hanging threads is Spiderman is now involved (falsely) in Quentin Beck / Mysterio's death. This and a few other plot points need some execution before something bolder happens.
Now we look ahead and wonder if Holland will keep his word and stay playing Spider-Man indefinitely. The biggest aspect of this deal is the potential to be seen as a middle-aged Spidey and still able to take big hits without physical damage.