A few weeks ago, the world was given the bad news, Disney and Sony couldn’t come to terms for Spider-Man to continue in the MCU and it all involves the all mighty dollar. What does this mean for the future for movie-goers? Let’s talk about it.
First and foremost, I enjoyed the first 3 Spider-Man movies with Toby McGuire when they were released. I thought it was a great stand-alone movie and it was our generations Superman movie. The only problem was, we didn’t have anything to compare it to. Sure, we had X-Men, but we didn’t have a whole universe yet. The next set of Spider-Man movies was ok, definitely not the best, but it was good for what it was. The Incredible Hulk was a good start, but it didn’t make me want to watch more. Once Iron-Man came out, the whole game changed. The storytelling was way better, and it left me wanting to see more.
As time went on, the MCU started to gain traction with introducing characters to the big screen that we haven’t seen since the 70’s. Then, the big moment came, and the Avengers were finally together in one movie. That was the first time that I was that excited to be at the theater to see a movie of this caliber. More movies started coming out and we were introduced to more characters that the world had never seen or thought about being brought to life on the big screen. Then the conversations started happening, “Where is Spider-Man? He’s an Avenger, why isn’t he apart of the team?” Finally, Disney was able to use Spider-Man in Captain Amercia: Civil War. The moment that everyone dreamed about had finally happened. The MCU felt more complete with everyone’s favorite character being thrown in the mix.
We saw his death in Infinity War, and it was very traumatic for a large amount of people. Everyone cheered when he made his return in Endgame and eagerly waited for Spider-Man: Far From Home to be released since the events of the movie was taking place right after Endgame. That movie was supposed to set off the events for the next phase in the MCU. Then, the biggest threat to Spider-Mans existence came to light, and it followed with a lot of zeros behind it. Now, it seems as if Spider-Man was, once again, taken from us too soon.
In my opinion, Spider-Man being in the MCU would make both companies a ton of money since he wouldn’t just be fighting the normal Spider-Man villains, we’d see him join forces with the rest of our favorite heroes. Now, we get to see him join Venom’s world, which isn’t a good thing a couple of reasons. The whole reason for Venom being Venom is because of Spider-Man. When I found out that Spider-Man wouldn’t be in the Venom world for its premiere movie, I turned away from it. Everything about Venom and Eddie Brock involve Peter Parker/Spider-Man. Of course, Hollywood can’t follow everything from the source material, but if you really think about it, what is the purpose of Venom without the hate towards Spider-Man and what is the purpose of Eddie Brock without Peter Parker? Short answer, there is no purpose, without Peter Parker and Spider-Man, there would be no Eddie Brock/Venom.
Sony made a decent effort in telling a different origin of the iconic villain, but if you change enough of it, it isn’t the same character. It’s just a different model car being passed off as something else. False advertising if you will. Let's face it, introducing Spider-Man into Venom's world won't be easy and it will more than likely fail. They will have to come up with a completely different twist to make things work as they did before, but it will fail. It may even fail even worse than the Fantastic 4 movie that came out a few years ago. The writers have their work cut out for them, but I'm willing to bet that they won't have a job after they movie comes out.
The bottom line, Sony is being greedy, and Disney is being overbearing. They won’t suffer because they’re already rich. The only ones that will suffer from this is the fans. The fans that pay good money to see these movies and buy the merchandise. There’s already a lot of people who are saying “Boycott Sony”, but unless they lose enough money and the next Spider-Man movie flops, then we won’t be seeing Spider-Man in the MCU any time soon.