The New Yorker Posts a Humorous Response to Sony and Disney's Spider-Man Split

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By Nico Parungo | More Articles Comic Book Fan and Lazy Gamer
August 22, 2019  06:10 PM


Public opinion on the big Disney/Sony Spider-Man split has been mixed, with some siding with Disney due to the MCU and others choosing to stick with Sony since they technically did nothing wrong. No matter what side you fall on, it’s a shame that things have gotten this bad since the most recent film, Spider-Man: Far From Home, was great and opened up the possibilities for an amazing new status quo.

That doesn’t mean people aren’t allowed to have fun, which might be what us fans need after this deal has broken down. The New Yorker has decided to share a cute little comic strip that has J. Jonah Jameson Jr. demanding his usual photos from Spider-Man but only wants them if they’re from Disney. This is the mentality that a lot of people have right now so biting satire like this is pretty great.

While most of us want Spider-Man in the MCU, it seems like we won’t be getting that anytime soon, though Sony did state that they were open to re-negotiations. That probably means they want Marvel and Disney to keep the previous deal both companies negotiated in the past, though Disney does seem to want more money now.

Admittedly, I was pretty pro-Disney for a while but after cooling my head and thinking things out, Sony didn’t really do anything wrong. Granted, I think the future of live-action Spider-Man is better with Kevin Feige involved since Sony has almost killed the character’s momentum a few times but no one can really blame the company for refusing Disney’s new deal.

Spider-Man: Far From Home is getting re-released in theaters next week, on August 29.

Read: Spider-Man is Still on Disney's Marvel Banner for the D23 Expo

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Nico Parungo graduated with a film degree from the De La Salle College of St. Benilde. He loves movies, comic books, video games and the WWE. He also likes to check out games and animated shows that are deemed underrated.
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