On Tuesday, news broke that Marvel Studios and Sony's partnership with live-action Spider-Man films might be hitting a bit of a snag. If you're confused about what's been going on -- you're not alone. Simu Liu, who was recently cast as the Marvel Cinematic Universe's Shang-Chi, took to Twitter shortly after the news broke, simply tweeting "Wut".
Wut— Simu Liu (@SimuLiu) August 20, 2019
This roadblock has upset Marvel fans for a slew of reasons, largely because it could potentially prevent Tom Holland's Peter Parker/Spider-Man from crossing over with other MCU characters. In the comics, Shang-Chi and Spider-Man actually cross paths quite a bit, with the former even training the latter in kung-fu after he lost his Spider-Sense. While there were no announced plans at this point for Shang-Chi and Spider-Man to partner up onscreen, the idea of that possibly not happening is certainly a bummer.
It was first reported that the Sony/Marvel Studios split spun out of renegotiations between the two companies, with Marvel looking to get a larger financial stake in the Spider-Man films they are helping produce. While it initially seemed like the deal was at a bit of a block, subsequent reports have indicated that negotiations are still happening.
"It feels pretty good. It's an amazing experience as an actor and such a privileged experience as an actor to get to play characters that you love so much," Holland said of playing Spider-Man in a visit to Spider-Man: Far From Home's set. "Time and time again. I definitely have the mindset of, if you want to make 20 of these movies, then I'm down because it's really fun. It's been a real privilege and so much fun. Maybe even more fun this time around than the last one. It's been great."
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Upcoming Marvel Studios projects include Black Widow on May 1, 2020, The Falcon and The Winter Soldier in fall 2020, The Eternals on November 6, 2020, Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings on February 12, 2021, WandaVision in spring 2021, Loki in spring 2021, Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness on May 7, 2021, What If? In summer 2021, Hawkeye in fall 2021, and Thor: Love and Thunder on November 5, 2021.