It's been a difficult week for Spider-Man fans. On Tuesday, it was reported that Sony and Marvel Studios ended their partnership, effectively pulling Tom Holland's Spidey out of the Marvel Cinematic Universe. Sources indicated that the falling out was over money, with the studios failing to reach an agreement on Disney's stake in the next planned entries in the Spider-Man movie franchise. Disney reportedly wanted a 50/50 co-financing deal, but now sources have told the Hollywood Reporter that Disney sought a smaller figure than that.
Contrary to initial reports, Disney was apparently seeking at least a 30 percent co-financing deal on the two Spider-Man sequels that are reportedly in the works. Far From Home recently topped the $1 billion mark at the global box office, making it Sony's most successful film to date. As a result, executives at Sony reportedly believed they didn't need Disney going forward, while Disney saw it as a chance to get more than the "5 percent of first dollar gross" it was making on previous collaborative efforts with Sony.
It's unlikely this will be the last update on the matter, with the exact details unlikely to be revealed anytime soon. Sony released a statement disputing the details of the reports on Wednesday, placing the blame squarely on Disney. Meanwhile, Stan Lee's daughter sided with Sony on the matter, while many MCU fans have suggested a Sony boycott.