Wipe your eyes, despairing Spidey-fans: Sony and Disney have pushed through their financing impasse and reached an agreement on the future of Spider-Man.The two companies released a joint statement Friday in which it was announced they will co-produce a third movie in the current Spider-Man franchise – that s the one that kicked off with Homecoming and Far From Home, which has become Sony s highest-grossing movie ever – and Spider-Man would continue his involvement in the MCU.Which is great, given that Far From Home set him up as its future.The third standalone Spider-Man movie will be released July 15, 2021 – in line with the previous two films summer releases.You can read all about the impasse and what it might have meant here. But how did the two sides reach their agreement? According to Variety, the new deal was signed Thursday and negotiations involved all the studio big wigs: Marvel Studios Kevin Feige and Walt Disney Studios President Alan Horn, plus Sony Pictures Chief Tom Rothman. Disney will receive about 25% of the profits from the new film, Variety reports.Read: Your Full List of All Upcoming Marvel Movies – With Key Details!In a statement given to Variety, Feige said: “I am thrilled that Spidey’s journey in the MCU will continue, and I and all of us at Marvel Studios are very excited that we get to keep working on it. Spider-Man is a powerful icon and hero whose story crosses all ages and audiences around the globe. He also happens to be the only hero with the superpower to cross cinematic universes, so as Sony continues to develop their own Spidey-verse you never know what surprises the future might hold.”We Love You 3000 Tom Holland! pic.twitter.com/EeEyXoC3Pw Rotten Tomatoes (@RottenTomatoes) August 25, 2019Amy Pascal, whose Pascal Pictures will also produce the next Spider-Man film, said in a statement given to Variety: “This is terrific. Peter Parker’s story took a dramatic turn in Far From Home and I could not be happier we will all be working together as we see where his journey goes.”What does this all mean for fans? Well, given Feige s track record with the character – he not only co-produced the two recent Certified Fresh Tom Holland live-action films, but worked on Raimi s Spider-Man movies in the 2000s – the news could be cause for celebration.Though it s worth noting that Sony was also poised to do potentially interesting things with the character outside of the MCU: there was the chance of a Venom crossover, and Sony s Oscar-winning animated Into the Spider-Verse film – the best reviewed Spider-Man movie ever at 97% on the Tomatometer – opened up the doors to infinite possibilities.Tom Holland wants to play #SpiderMan for a very, very long time. pic.twitter.com/cKnQIM8BLD Rotten Tomatoes (@RottenTomatoes) July 8, 2019Either way, we re sure Tom Holland is feeling so good today. He told Rotten Tomatoes this year, I honestly would play Spider-Man until I can t walk anymore. Looks like he may just do that.Like this? Subscribe to our newsletter and get more features, news, and guides in your inbox every week.
(Photo by Disney+/Lucasfilm Ltd.)The Mandalorian may never cross paths with the Skywalker Saga, but with the third episode of season 2, it dives headlong into the history of Star Wars television thanks to the arrival of a long-rumored character and the mention of an animated series favorite. But in doing so, it is also forging its own path toward the Game of Thrones–style of storytelling series creator Jon Favreau teased earlier this year.Of course, getting there was not an easy task for Din Djarin (Pedro Pascal), so let s take a look at where the Way took the Mandalorian this week.The following contains spoilers about The Mandalorian, season 2, episode 3, “Chapter 11: The Heiress.” Stop here if you have not watched the episode.The Mandalorian′s Child Is a Monster (Photo by Disney+/Lucasfilm Ltd.)In Chapter 10, Djarin s search for other Mandalorians led him to Tatooine, where he accepted a charter flight for someone with information regarding Mandos camped on the estuary moon of Trask. But as the charter, a Frog Lady, was carrying highly sensitive eggs, Djarin was forced to use sublight engines the whole way. The seemingly quiet trip turned into quite the ordeal.Also, the Child started to eat the eggs, which dismayed some fans, who took to social media and called the Child a monster for slurping down Frog Lady s eggs.Bo-Katan Kryze Ropes Din Djarin Into a Fight(Photo by Disney+/Lucasfilm Ltd.)The Razor Crest limps to Trask in the opening of Chapter 11: The Heiress. And though Djarin manages to get the ship to port, it crashes in the sea next to a landing pad. After recovering the ship and leaving it for repairs, Frog Lady reunites with her Frog Husband, who leads Djarin to a nearby cafe. There, a Quarren tells Djarin he knows the location of a Mandalorian encampment. This turns out to be a trick so the Quarren and his brothers can steal Djarin s Beskar armor.The Mandalorian is soon rescued by Bo-Katan Kryze (Katee Sackhoff) and members of her Nite Owl unit. The Clone Wars veteran, and heir apparent to the seat of Mandalore, reveals she is on Trask to steal supply shipments of Mandalorian weapons from the Imperial Remnant. She offers Djarin the location of a Jedi in exchange for assistance on their next raid.(Photo by Disney+/Lucasfilm Ltd.)Leaving the Child with the Frog Couple, Djarin, Kryze, and the other Mandos attack the Imperial ship. The stormtroopers prove no match for the seasoned warriors and the ship s commander (Titus Welliver) signals Moff Gideon (Giancarlo Esposito) for backup. Gideon declines to help and orders the commander to perform a suicide maneuver. The Mando