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The Best Fan Reactions to the End of the Sony/Marvel Spider-Man Deal

Sony Pictures and Marvel Studios have failed to reach an agreement about Spider-Man, which means, at least for the time being, that Tom Holland's Peter Parker is no longer part of the Marvel Cinematic Universe. Sony blamed the unraveling on the other commitments of Marvel Studios President Kevin Feige, saying it's "disappointed" by Disney's decision. That's undoubtedly an understatement, and doubly so for fans.

Social media reactions have run the gamut, from rage and sadness to humor and theories about how the impasse between Marvel and Sony might be resolved. Whether it's anger at Sony, disappointment about the future of Spider-Man and the MCU, or sympathy for Tom Holland, they can all be found on Twitter. Here's a selection of some of the more memorable responses.

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A lot of reactions have, of course, been fans voicing their outrage. While have articulately expressed their disappointment, others have chosen a less-subtle ways.

Many focused on how this development rendered Iron Man's sacrifice without as much emotional heft (after all, "he lost the kid"). There seemed to be two primary ways fans responded to this aspect: with solemn sincerity or with sarcasm.

Others decided to joke about how the third film in each Spider-Man franchise seemed to suffer some sort of problem.

Many lay the blame at the unraveling of the co-production deal at Sony's feet.

Others were less subdued, and less humorous.

So, very clearly, a lot of people are "disappointed" about Spider-Man leaving the MCU. But it gets worse when they begin to think about the implications of this decision.

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Of course, after their initial anger, some fans turned their attention to Tom Holland. Many felt sympathy for the actor.

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Others were quick to point out the similarities between the fates of all actors who play Spider-Man, and how both Tobey Maguire and Andrew Garfield both lost opportunities as Spider-Man, due to the actions of executives.

Others pointed out how the late Stan Lee would probably be disappointed by the news, as he seemed to think Holland was perfectly cast as Spider-Man.

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One silver lining of the controversy was that Tom Holland's Spider-Man would now be able to interact with Tom Hardy's Venom. However, many thought that was too little, too late. The crossover came at too high a cost.

Others reacted with downright hostility. They either didn't like Venom in the first place or else were angry over the whole affair.

But in the face of great tragedy, some fans decide, rather than lash out, to come together. To rally behind a common enemy or a common goal.

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Still, regardless of how it turns out, a few people are trying to find a silver lining.

But this doesn't change that the biggest reaction appears to be straightforward: Fans want Spider-Man to remain in the MCU.

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.

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