Tom Holland And Robert Downey Jr. Share Selfies Together Amid Sony/Marvel Row
Whilst the whole Marvel Cinematic Universe rocks to the very core at the news that Spider-Man is to depart, potentially forever, Avengers co-stars Tom Holland and Robert Downey Jr. appear to have gone for a lovely walk and shared some selfies to re-assure fans that they're still buddies.
Basically, they can't decide how to share out the cash they make from the franchise, so Spidey will no longer feature in the MCU.
Fans are naturally devastated. In fact, some of them are even planning to storm Sony's offices in New York and California to 'bring our boy home'.
That would be some Spider-Man: Homecoming, no doubt.
However, there is hope. Peter Parker himself, English actor Tom Holland, was obviously enjoying some downtime with his mate and on-screen father figure Robert Downey Jr. (Tony Stark to MCU nuts).
Holland shared the pictures on his Instagram account, and even found the time to have a little tug at the heartstrings of Avengers fans by captioning it: "We did it Mr Stark!".
As for the battle for the heart of Spider-Man, there are a few conflicting reports on who is the aggressor in the argument.
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Sony and Marvel - two behemoths of the film world - couldn't agree how they were planning to share out the spoils of any future Spidey flicks, and as such it looks like Sony - who own the film rights - will proceed without the involvement of Marvel, which is owned by Disney.
Sony released a statement that seemed to shovel the blame onto Disney, as well as Marvel supremo Kevin Feige.
They said: "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."
"We hope this might change in the future, but understand that the many new responsibilities that Disney has given him - including all their newly added Marvel properties - do not allow time for him to work on IP they do not own,
"Kevin is terrific and we are grateful for his help and guidance and appreciate the path he has helped put us on, which we will continue."
It's a shame, given that Spider-Man: Far From Home, recently became Sony's highest grossing film of all time.
Perhaps they'll be able to unravel this tangled web and work together in future. It's what the fans want, after all.
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