Peter Parker (Tom Holland) reflects in a quiet moment from the Spider-Man: Far From Home trailer.

The Mary Sue and Guys Who Law Talk the Disney/Sony Fight for Spider-Man

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In a meetup of Abrams Media publications, Guys Who Law and The Mary Sue sat down to talk about the Sony/Disney agreement over Spider-Man and how the recent developments are going to affect the future of both the Marvel Cinematic Universe and the character of Spider-Man. Guys Who Law features Andrew Eisbrouch and Jesse Weber for our Abrams Media sister site Law & Crime. Talking about everything and anything from movies, Twitter trends, and more, the two focus on the legal implications behind it all.

They asked me on because … well, all I do is cry about Peter Parker, but also because I know a lot about this situation. I lost sleep worrying about Sony and Marvel and their spat with one another.

The news broke on Tuesday night, causing fans to worry about the character’s future, as well as that of Marvel’s overall story plan. Spider-Man was added into the MCU back in 2016 with Captain America: Civil War and has since had two solo films (creatively led by Disney and Marvel, but financed by Sony) and has been a part of both of the latest Avengers movies. The problem now is that Spider-Man has become a hero that is woven into the fabric of future storylines in the MCU, so where does that leave us as fans?

We get into the details of the original contract, what it means for Peter Parker now if Sony does take him out of the MCU, and the past mistakes that Sony has made with our favorite hero that led to Marvel getting to use him in the first place.

Guys Who Law and myself are worried about Peter Parker and the future because … look, Venom 2 is coming, and I’m old enough to remember the disappointment that was Spider-Man 3. I don’t need to relive it again.

You can hear our full episode and discussion on both iTunes and Spotify.

(image: Marvel Entertainment)

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Rachel Leishman (She/Her) is an Assistant Editor at the Mary Sue. She's been a writer professionally since 2016 but was always obsessed with movies and television and writing about them growing up. A lover of Spider-Man and Wanda Maximoff's biggest defender, she has interests in all things nerdy and a cat named Benjamin Wyatt the cat. If you want to talk classic rock music or all things Harrison Ford, she's your girl but her interests span far and wide. Yes, she knows she looks like Florence Pugh. She has multiple podcasts, normally has opinions on any bit of pop culture, and can tell you can actors entire filmography off the top of her head. Her current obsession is Glen Powell's dog, Brisket. Her work at the Mary Sue often includes Star Wars, Marvel, DC, movie reviews, and interviews.