The writers behind Spider-Man: Far From Home are returning for Spider-Man 3. It was announced back in 2015 that Spider-Man was joining the Marvel Cinematic Universe and soon after, Tom Holland was cast as Peter Parker. Unfortunately for fans, it was announced this week that Spider-Man may be leaving the MCU due to a disagreement between Disney and Sony.
It was recently discovered that Disney wanted to rearrange the terms of their deal with Sony, asking for a "50/50 co-financing arrangement between the studios". Newer reports claim that Disney initially only wanted 25% of the profits from future Spider-Man films, but the exact details of the negotiations are a little iffy at this point. Sony and Disney could still renegotiate a deal, but as of right now, Spidey is out of the MCU and Sony is moving on with more of his solo films. Holland is under contract for two more Spider-Man films, but director Jon Watts may not return for Spider-Man 3. While Watts may or may not return for the sequel, the writers from Far From Home are.
According to Deadline, Chris McKenna and Erik Sommers are currently writing Spider-Man 3 for Sony. This pair of writers previously worked on Spider-Man: Homecoming and Spider-Man: Far From Home, as well as last year's Ant-Man and the Wasp.
While fans are surely disappointed that they won't be able to see Spider-Man fight alongside his fellow Avengers, the dissolution between Disney and Sony has opened the door for Spider-Man to appear in the Spider-Man villain universe that started with Venom last year. For the last few months, the odds of the MCU's Spider-Man crossing over with Venom was seeming more and more likely, but Spidey leaving the MCU certainly isn't what fans were hoping it would cost. Besides Venom, Sony also has several other Spider-Man movies planned for characters such as Black Cat, Silver Sable, Kraven, and Morbius.
With the success Spider-Man: Far From Home saw financially and critically, it makes sense that Sony would want to bring the same writers on board for Spider-Man 3. Far From Home became Sony's highest-grossing film ever, so they no doubt want to do whatever they can to duplicate their success for round three. Despite Sony failing to launch a Spider-Man universe with the Amazing Spider-Man films, Sony could potentially do well with Spider-Man 3 since the writers are returning. However, it just isn't as much of a safe bet since Marvel Studios and Jon Watts may not be involved.
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