In case you haven’t heard, Spider-Man is swinging out of the Marvel Universe.
Sony Pictures announced on Tuesday that it would be parting ways with Marvel Studios over the profit-sharing structure.
“Much of today’s news about Spider-Man has mischaracterized recent discussions about [Marvel President] Kevin Feige’s involvement in the franchise,” Sony said in a statement.
“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.”
Many fans were devastated by the news, though one did inquire whether that now opened up the possibility of Spidey finally starring with Deadpool, who is also not part of the Marvel Cinematic Universe.
Sadly, Deadpool actor Ryan Reynolds responded saying, “You can. But you can only see it in my heart.”
And just like that, our hearts broke all over again.