Ryan Reynolds' response to Spiderman leaving the MCU leaves fans devastated
When it was first announced that Spider-Man would be brought into the Marvel Cinematic Universe, fans were over the moon, especially when Tom Holland's performance proved to be a smashing success. The MCU incarnation of the character has now appeared in a total of five different movies since his initial appearance.
Yet now, Disney has apparently lost the movie rights to the character again; with Spider-Man and his relevant characters, which means that they have reverted back to Sony Pictures. This means that the MCU will no longer be able to include Peter Parker.
Check out the trailer for Spider-Man: Far From Home below:
The response on social media has been pretty drastic, with many superhero fans bemoaning the loss of such an iconic character. They've been so upset in fact that they've decided to enlist the help of a certain Canadian actor who's famous for playing a different Marvel character.
Earlier today, an MCU fan tweeted Deadpool actor Ryan Reynolds, asking for his help keeping Spider-Man in the popular Disney-owned franchise. The fan wrote: "Can we get a Spiderman & Deadpool movie now @VancityReynolds @TomHolland1996."
Sadly though, it didn't take Reynolds long to respond with a negative, writing: "You can. But you can only see it in my heart." Of course, some fans didn't take this news too well and took to the comments to react to this response.
Sony Pictures has released a statement on Twitter, in which they have attempted to explain the situation to anxious Marvel fans. A spokesperson for the studio wrote: "Much of today’s news about Spider-Man has mischaracterised recent discussions about Kevin Feige’s involvement in the franchise. 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."
They continued: "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."
Watch the trailer for Into The Spider-Verse below:
Indeed, sadly it seems as though the loss of rights means that MCU fans are probably never going to be able to see the Spider-Man, Wolverine and Deadpool movie that was rumoured to be in the pipeline.