Jon Favreau wasn't happy about Disney-Sony politics which could force Tom Holland to leave Spider-Man role
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We’ve all heard the drama surrounding Disney and Sony, which could mean that Tom Holland has to leave his Spider-Man role in the cobwebs.
And it turns out that his colleague Jon Favreau isn’t all too impressed about the behind-the-scenes politics either, it’s been revealed.
In a recent interview with Yahoo!movies, the actor behind Happy Hogan admitted that he was ‘cautiously hopeful’ that the two picture companies could put their differences aside and give fans what they want with Tom Holland as the titular character.
Favreau told the publication: "It's still early days. As a fan, [I'm] cautiously hopeful that something will come together because I think all the fans wanna see those characters together.
“I don't mean Happy and May, I mean Spidey with the MCU,” he clarified.
He continued: "So, still early days. Things don't always - what you read isn't always indicative of where things are now, so hopefully, I'll find out more while I'm here - but as a fan, I'm hopeful that... you know, cautiously optimistic.
“Holding out hope that this isn't the final chapter of that story."
But it may well be the final chapter of the story for Holland in his infamous character, as Sony confirmed to Deadline in 2019 about the future of Marvel Studios president Kevin Feige’s involvement in any upcoming films - which is looking bleak.
A spokesperson for Sony, who owned the movie rights to Spider-Man before Marvel Studios got a hold of the superhero, said: “Much of today’s news about Spider-Man has mischaracterised 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.”
UNILAD has contacted a representative of Jon Favreau, Sony and Disney for a comment.
Previously, Sony and Marvel Studios’ parent company Disney came up with a never-seen-before deal, which allowed both parties to share the rights to the web-slinging character.
Through this deal, Feige took on the role of lead producer on Spider-Man: Homecoming and its sequel, Far From Home.
But plans to extend the deal between the two studios have come undone, when Disney reportedly asked for a larger cut of the Spider-Man profits, which Sony was unwilling to negotiate on, according to Deadline.
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