With Spider-Man seemingly done with the Marvel Cinematic Universe, a plethora of hashtags accompanied the online outrage, including #SonyIsOverParty, #BoycottSony and #SaveSpiderMan. Now, MCU fans are hosting online petitions in their attempts to convince both companies to come back to the negotiation table.
At the time of writing, one petition -- started by Desi Nerd on Change.org -- had accrued over 75,000 signatures. Their request was accompanied by an impassioned plea:
Marvel Studios is no longer involved with the production of future Spider-man Movies, and as a big Spider-man fan I want to see the amazing character continue in the MCU. Tom Holland as Peter Parker is the best we've ever seen and without him it will never be the same. In Avengers Endgame, the movie already sets him up to be the next Iron Man as well as the newest movie, Spider-man Far From Home. They can't just leave us hanging like this and pretending that he doesn't exist like he wasn't even in the last 5 major films.
Another petition by Nate Phillips has already garnered 74,873 signatures. Phillips stated that he could not, "in good faith, stand by while Spider-man and his fans around the world become collateral damage. Spider-Man in the MCU has brought some of the best moments in modern cinema history. SONY you must let go of this property or renegotiate with Disney to keep all of the fans happy."
The latest reports on the situation indicate that negotiations are still ongoing.
Now in theaters, director Jon Watts' Spider-Man: Far From Home stars Tom Holland, Samuel L. Jackson, Zendaya, Cobie Smulders, Jon Favreau, JB Smoove, Jacob Batalon and Martin Starr, with Marisa Tomei and Jake Gyllenhaal.