Spider-Man & Iron Man Reunite Amid Marvel & Sony Dispute


Avengers assemble!

Amidst all the drama that Spider-Man will be leaving the Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU), Tom Holland and Robert Downey Jr. continued their on-screen friendship by taking a hike together in real life, according to Entertainment Weekly.

The “Spider-Man” star goofed around in nature alongside the “Iron Man” actor in a series of photos Holland shared to Instagram.

Included in the shots is one of Holland holding an Iron Man action figure as Downey grabs a hold of a Spider-Man one.

The 23-year-old captioned the fun snaps by writing: “We did it Mr. Stark!” The line appears to be a reference to what Peter Parker tells Tony Stark towards the end of “Avengers: Endgame.”

The duo’s outing comes days after Sony announced they would no longer be collaborating with Disney and Marvel Studios to make anymore “Spider-Man” films.

Sony holds the licensing rights to the character and released “Spider-Man: Homecoming” and “Spider-Man: Far From Home” under the partnership.
In addition, they allowed the webslinger to appear in “Captain America: Civil War,” “Avengers: Infinity War” and “Avengers: Endgame.”

The two studios couldn’t come to financial terms for a new deal and now the fate of whether Spider-Man appears in any future MCU films is undecided.

Jon Favreau, who directed “Iron Man” and “Iron Man 2” and appeared in both “Spider-Man: Homecoming” and “Spider-Man: Far From Home,” is one person keeping hope alive that the two sides can come to an agreement.

"It's still early days,” Favreau told “Entertainment Tonight.” “As a fan, [I'm] cautiously hopeful that something will come together, because I think all the fans wanna see those characters together.”

That’s a pretty safe bet considering the most recent film in Sony & Marvel’s partnership, “Spider-Man: Far From Home,” earned a billion dollars at the global box office.