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Disney, Sony reach Spider-Man movie deal

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Published on September 27, 2019 - Duration: 01:00s

Disney, Sony reach Spider-Man movie deal

Under a deal announced Friday by Sony Corp and Walt Disney Co., Spider-Man will headline a new movie in 2021 and appear in a future Marvel Studios film.

Freddie Joyner reports.

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Disney, Sony reach Spider-Man movie deal

Have no fear Spidey fans... After an impasse in August between Disney-owned Marvel Studios and Sony Pictures over the future of the Spiderman movie franchise, a new deal was reached Friday between the two media giants that includes a new movie starring Tom Holland in 2021 as well as appearances by the web-slinger in future Marvel Studios films. This comes after fans feared that a dispute between the studios would keep Spider-Man out of the blockbuster Marvel Cinematic Universe in future films, sparking the hashtags โ€œSaveSpiderMan" and "SaveSpidey" on Twitter this summer - as Sony owns the rights to the Marvel character.

Marvel Studios president Kevin Feige said in a statement, "I am thrilled that Spidey's journey in the MCU will continue." The most recent film in the series, "Spider-Man: Far From Home," released in June grossed $1.11 billion at global box offices and was Sony Pictures' highest-grossing film all time.

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