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After Sony lost Spider-Man, there is a clear winner, and it goes by Marvel.

Sony Officially Cancels Future 'Spider-Man' Project

Disney’s Marvel Profits from Spider-Man Changes

Spider-Man brought mutant superpowers to the big screen thanks to Mary Jane and Peter Parker, but also the actors who played them (and also the ghost spider of script). There is a long-standing collaboration between Sony and Marvel, with Sony Pictures releasing the Spider-Man Universe.

Though Sony lost legal rights to a character, the powerhouse of entertainment is far from out of the picture. Columbia Pictures, Marvel Entertainment, Arad Productions, Matt Tolmach Productions, and Pascal Pictures all contribute.

Actors from the original, live-action feature film, like Tobey Maguire, noted their gratitude amidst the ongoing changes. The iconic Spider-Man Peter Parker is excited to reprise his role in Spider-Man: No Way Home.

Related: Sony Loses ‘Spider-Man’ Character Due to Legal Reasons

Tobey Maguire as Peter Parker aka Spider-ManTobey Maguire as Peter Parker aka Spider-Man
Credit: Marvel / Sony Pictures

Marvel Studios: Spider-Man Success

There are other big names that come from Marvel Comics, like Green Goblin and Iron Man. Marvel Studios brought us Andrew Garfield, Tobey Maguire, and Tom Holland. It looks like the twist of fate with the movie might be of concern, but it seems like Spider Man is still happening.

Tobey Maguire went on record saying that the Marvel Studios piece, “(…) revived my interest in interpretation. I felt like I was in an authentic brotherhood, which is what we wanted, both for us and for the characters.”

Spider-Boy swinging on a webSpider-Boy swinging on a web
Credit: Marvel Database/Marvel Comics

Marvel Fan Reactions to Sony Losing Important Spider-Man Character

After Inside the Magic ran a piece detailing how a Spider-Man character got lost in a legal web, fans reacted nostalgically. The article highlighted an issue with Across the Spider-Verse, where Spider-Boy got caught in the web of legal drama. The actor’s name is Peter Ross, where his Spider-Man counterpart is the clone, Ben Reilly.

User Deed U No says, “We’re still awaiting to see Spider-Boy in action with other spider variants family please,” while writer Phillip mentioned not only remembering young Spider Man, but having the whole Marvel vs. DC series tale in comic book form.

Spider-Man's First Comic coverSpider-Man's First Comic cover
Credit: Marvel Comics

Promising Future for MCU Spider-Man

With the impressive reaction from many a new Spider Man fan and those who know Marvel Comics from way back, the future looks promising for Peter Parker and Mary Jane and all the characters we’ve come to love. Whether in the canonical comic book sense or an Across The Spider-Verse adaptation, there is plenty of MCU Spider-Man to go around.

What do you think about the Disney MCU Spider-Man changeup? Spin your web in the comments below!



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