This is what emerges from a new agreement between Sony and Walt Disney, which allows the superhero character to remain in the Marvel universe of movies. The background story. August isn`t a time known for great movies, but perhaps the most annoying for moviegoers last month was the news that a split between Disney (Ticker: DIS) and Sony (SNE) that removed Spider-Man from the Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU) without a deal. Although. Disney and Sony repaired fences in a deal signed last night. No matter what the backroom business was when this deal was struck in recent months, it was the fans who won today, when the Webslinger expansion to the Avengers and Captain America: Civil War and Figs movies raised nearly $8 billion on the last two Spideys together for those five movies. Marvel has licensed the rights to Spider-Man from Sony for nearly two decades, a deal they struck before the comic book company`s $4 billion acquisition of disney in 2009. . .