Earlier this year, it seemed Marvel and Sony would no longer be making Spider-Man films together due to some disagreements. Thankfully, the companies were able to come to an agreement, and a third co-production starring Tom Holland is on the way. He'll also remain in the MCU, and Captain Marvel actor Ben Mendelsohn explained why it would have been a catastrophe if Spider-Man was completely separate from the rest of the Marvel films.
"I think what happens in these things is, most of the time, cooler heads prevail," he reportedly told Metro of the Marvel and Sony drama. "Sometimes we end up in a situation which feels like it's going to be the lead up to World War I. But, shit man. You can't lose Spider-Man from the Marvel universe. He's one of their absolute motherfucking pornstars. Boy, I could name 30 that you could quite comofrtably lose before you start thinking about losing Spider-Man."
From there, Mendelsohn continued to highlight just how important the character is to the legacy of Marvel. "In fact, I cannot think of a single character who's more important to marvel than Spider-Man. You've got Hulk, you've got Thor... None of them are as important as Spider-Man. None of them."
He added that if Tom Holland's Peter Parker did leave the MCU, "It would have been a disaster."
Previously known as primarily a character actor, Mendelsohn has been appearing in more and more blockbusters throughout the years. In 2016, he made an appearance in Rogue One: A Star Wars Story as Director Orson Krennic, and later starred in Ready Player One the following year. In 2020 he'll headline HBO's Stephen King miniseries The Outsider alongside Jason Bateman.