The Entry of Dark Phoenix Resulted in Exit of Spider-Man?

After recent news that reported the split of Sony and Disney, resulting in the exit of Spider-Man from MCU, there are speculations that it could have been due to the entry of Dark Phoenix.

According to Variety, an insider revealed that the co-chairman of Walt Disney, Alan Bergman, wanted the talks to end with Sony after Dark Phoenix suffered a setback after release.

Sony issued a statement saying that the company understands that Kevin Feige, President of Marvel Studios, will be busy catering to Disney’s new venture with Fox- Dark Phoenix and Fantastic Four. Disney signed a new deal with Fox, and that led to Fantastic Four, and X-Men return to Marvel.

The recent release of Dark Phoenix- which was Fox’s last main X-Men movie, by Disney didn’t perform well, and hence Disney wants Marvel to focus more on their own IP.

Disney has also planned to release its X-Men spinoff called The New Mutants in April 2020. However, it is still unclear if Disney is going to make any changes in the movie.

Spider-man joined MCU’s “Captain America: Civil war” in 2016 and even starred in blockbusters such as “Avengers: Endgame” etc.

After Disney suffered its third-quarter loss which in part is due to Dark Phoenix, it wants Marvel to put all its efforts on X-Men and Fantastic Four. With all these things in the picture, it is imperative that Kevin Feige will have little or no time to make any more Spider-man movies.

Fans poured in to express that they want Spider-man to remain a part of MCU. Tim Holland, along with other MCU actors, has been silent about the issue so far. But, Jeremy Renner, the Hawkeye actor made a plea to make a deal and let Spider-man be part of MCU. There’s hope that Sony and Disney may strike a deal in the future.

Neha Choudhary

Neha Choudhary

Neha Choudhary is a News Writer for News Exprezz. She has been covering entertainment news for us since its inception and also writes for other international news media like the Times of India. She is a graduate from Asian College of Journalism, India.

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