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If our hearts felt cracked and fragile before, they're smashed to smithereens now.

Just weeks on from initial reports, the Spider-Man situation remains woefully the same after Sony Pictures CEO Tony Vincinquerra confirmed that “for the moment the door is closed” on the MCU return.

Marvel Studios and Sony's financial talks have broken down, and now Tom Holland's Peter Parker will no longer be part of the MCU, with Marvel Studios boss Kevin Feige now absent from Spidey's next movie.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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Many fans were hoping that the impasse could be overcome, but it seems that Sony is doubling down on distancing themselves from Disney after the entertainment giant asked for 30 percent of the earnings from the next few Spidey films.

To put this in perspective, they were only earning five percent before…so it's quite the leap on Disney's part to be fair. 

Speaking at Variety’s Entertainment and Technology summit, Sony Pictures CEO dispelled fan's queries on the superhero;  “We had a great run with Kevin Feige on Spider-Man movies,” he said.

“We tried to see if there’s a way to work it out… the Marvel people are terrific people, we have great respect for them, but on the other hand we have some pretty terrific people of our own. Kevin didn’t do all the work.”

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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He continued: “Spider-Man was fine before the event movies, did better with the event movies, and now that we have our own universe, he will play off the other characters as well. I think we’re pretty capable of doing what we have to do here.”

Sony seem confident that following the box office success of Venom and the widespread critical and public acclaim for the Oscar-winning Spider-Man: Into The Spider-Verse, it can spin its own compelling web of spider tales.

Director Jon Favreau, the MCU the filmmaker behind Iron Man and Iron Man 2, and actor of Happy Hogan in Homecoming and Far From Home – still hopes that an agreement can be made.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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“I’ve been talking to everybody about it… I’m cautiously optimistic,” he said at Variety’s summit.

“I think it’s a long way away and I think the collaboration has been really strong up to this point so I’m hopeful that there’s a way for us all to play together going forward.”

PLEASE solve this tangled web of a problem, Jon. We can't handle the idea of the adorable Tom Holland not featuring in the MCU, he stole scenes in the Avengers as Iron Man's protégé.

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Earlier this year, photos showing a man dressed in a CGI suit on the set of Avengers Infinity War emerged online.

Film buffs were left confused by the man's mysterious identity, however, many Irish fans were quick to point out the striking resemblance to actor, Tom Vaughan-Lawlor.

Having initially remained silent as rumours started to circulate, the Love/Hate star has finally cracked and confirmed he has joined the cast of The Avengers alongside stars Benedict Cumberbatch, Scarlett Johansson and Chris Pratt, just to name a few.

Formally known as King Nidge to many Irish fans, the 40-year-old actor is believed to play the role of mind-controlling Ebony Maw.

Speaking on RTÉ Radio One's Second Captains, Tom said: “I am. But it’s like I’m one of those ones where you go into a sentence to say something about it and hope you have a job at the end of the sentence.”

“You sign so many documents and waivers and people ask you about it and you have to give the generic and boring ‘I can’t say too much about it’.”

“But I am doing it and it’s really amazing and an amazing thing to be part of.”

Avengers: Infinity War hits Irish cinemas April 27, 2018.

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Avenger fans can rejoice, as Robert Downey Jr., who is famous for playing Iron Man, has finally joined Twitter.

Of course, the 49-year-old actor kept his introduction onto the social media site simple, by only posting two tweets so far.

The Avenger star’s first tweet,  involved a picture of himself holding a sign of his Twitter handle “@RobertDowneyJr”, which had  the caption: “Talk to me Twitter.”

Robert went onto to thank fans for all the Twitter love, but questioned how they were able to keep their thoughts to 140 characters.

Of course what we love, is the actor’s Twitter bio, which really says all: “You know who I am.”

Welcome to the madness Robert, we can’t wait to see what you are going to tweet next.

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The newest member of The Avengers has been confirmed as Paul Bettany who will take on the role of Vision.

Bettany previously provided the voice for J.A.R.V.I.S, an operating system in the Iron Man movies. The operating system also appeared in the previous Avengers movie so it is not certain how the makers will deal with this interesting turn of events!

Bettany will star in the highly anticipated movie with Robert Downey Jr, Scarlett Johansson and Chris Hemsworth amongst others.

The talented actor will also make his directorial début with the film Shelter which stars his wife Jennifer Connolly.

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