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Spider-Man’s about to sling out of Marvel’s movie universe amid Sony row

The squabble with Disney reportedly centres on a profit sharing deal - that is, the studio wants more

AFP

Marvel’s superhero films could lose their most famous character after Sony confirmed on Tuesday that talks over its deal to share Spider-Man with the Disney-owned studio have broken down.

The Marvel movies have together grossed $22bn at the global box office, and British actor Tom Holland’s Spider-Man has become an increasingly central figure in the most lucrative franchise in film history.

But while the teen webslinger has for decades been the crown jewel of the Marvel comic book empire on which the films are based, Sony owns the character’s movie rights...

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