After all that big divorce drama, Disney and Sony have apparently kissed and made up. According to The Hollywood Reporter, the studios will reunite for one last Spidey film starring Tom Holland as Peter Parker. THR reporter Borys Kit tweeted that the release date for the next Spider-Man movie will be July 16, 2021.
BREAKING: SPIDER-MAN shocker: Sony and Disney kiss and make up, will make one more Spidey movie. Film dated for July 16, 2021. https://t.co/Vi5IQBNFIa
— Borys Kit (@Borys_Kit) September 27, 2019
Disney and Sony publicly parted ways in August, after Disney wouldn’t agree to Sony’s request for a 50/50 co-financing arrangement for the franchise. The news came right after the summer’s Spider-Man: Far From Home became Sony’s highest-grossing film of all time. Now that the studios are teaming up for one last hurrah, it seems Kevin Feige gets his wish to keep the current iteration of Peter Parker in the MCU for just a bit longer, and fans can rest easy knowing that they get another movie with Holland that ties into overall MCU canon.
As of now, this marks Marvel’s 11th film or TV project for the foreseeable future, not including recently-announced Disney+ titles like Ms. Marvel and She-Hulk. Per the release dates announced during Feige’s Hall H presentation at San Diego Comic-Con, Phase 4 will consist of five — now six, including Spidey — films and five TV series. The as-of-yet untitled Spider-Man film for 2021 will fall between Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness (May 7, 2021) and Thor: Love and Thunder (November 5, 2021).
Stay tuned for more.