Phoenix Force behind Sony-MCU dispute? Analysis

Phoenix Force behind Sony-MCU dispute? Analysis

27 August 2019 11:28 pm

Due to collapsing negotiations between Disney and Sony Pictures, Marvel Studios will seemingly not be producing any future Spider-Man films, essentially removing the character from the Marvel Cinematic Universe. However, one surprising element that may have factored into the falling out of the two companies is the failure of Dark Phoenix, the final Fox X-Men movie.

According to Variety, an inside source claims Disney was motivated to bail out of the talks due to it wanting Marvel Studios President Kevin Feige to devote time to the Marvel properties once owned by Fox, which include the X-Men. Allegedly, following Dark Phoenix's disastrous cinematic run, Walt Disney Studios co-chairman Alan Bergman decided to end the negotiations with Sony.

Another source, though, has disagreed with the failure of Dark Phoenix as a reason to end the talks. However, that source did confirm Bergman oversaw the Spider-Man deal.

In regards to when the X-Men will actually join the MCU, Feige previously commented that it will take "a very long time" for the characters to appear in the fictional universe.

Now in theaters, director Jon Watts’ Spider-Man: Far From Home stars Tom Holland, Samuel L. Jackson, Zendaya, Cobie Smulders, Jon Favreau, JB Smoove, Jacob Batalon and Martin Starr, with Marisa Tomei and Jake Gyllenhaal.

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