Tom Holland's dad joins Marvel fans calling on Sony to 'save Spider-Man'

CNET | 8/21/2019 | Gael Fashingbauer Cooper
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Tom Holland will still be Spider-Man, but fans aren't sure they want him moving out of the MCU.

Spider-Man is caught in a tangled web -- and now his dad is having a say.

Tuesday - Sony - Marvel - Studios - President

On Tuesday, Sony announced that Marvel Studios President Kevin Feige, who's won much praise for the current state of the Marvel Cinematic Universe, would no longer be involved with Sony's upcoming Spider-Man movies, which star Tom Holland.

Sony owns the film rights to Spider-Man, even though he's a Marvel Comics character, and has appeared in the two latest Avengers films, made by Marvel Studios.

Details - Flux - Fans - Spider-Man - Character

The financial details are tangled and still in flux, but fans didn't need much to start freaking out. Spider-Man's a beloved character, and Holland's gawky teen version of the role has settled in nicely with the rest of the Marvel Cinematic Universe.

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Holland - Anything - Father - Fray - Wednesday

While Holland hasn't said anything publicly, his father jumped into the fray on Wednesday. Dominic Holland, a British comedian, author and broadcaster, tweeted, "Save Spider-Man," with a link to his own blog.

In the post, Holland's dad writes that he's been getting plenty of phone calls from media representatives wanting him to speak about how the "Spider-Man/Sony/Marvel love-in has ended." But when he offers to come on and speak about his books and comedy instead of the Spidey fuss, the media interest fades.

Nothing - Impasse - Sony - Marvel - Holland

"To conclude, I know nothing about the impasse between Sony and Marvel," Holland writes. "I have no inside track on such issues. But whatever is decided by the big suits at these big Hollywood studios -- my hunch is that the show will continue. Too much at stake and too many dollars riding on it -- and besides, everyone wants the same thing; namely, Spider-Man on...
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