Negotiations broke down between Disney and Sony Pictures for future Spider-Man films, sending fans into a panic. USA TODAY


Though their fans may be panicking on Twitter, Tom Holland and Robert Downey Jr., are soaking up some sunshine.

Holland, who stars as Spider-Man in the Marvel films, posted a series of photos on Instagram with Robert Downey Jr. who plays Iron Man, both flashing smiles and goofing off while their fans worry about Spider-Man's fate in the MCU.

The first three images of the post show the actors out in nature on what looks like a hike. The last photo has the stars indoors with Holland, 23, holding an Iron Man action figure while Downey, 54, grasps a Spider-Man figure.

"We did it Mr Stark!" Holland wrote in the caption.

The post comes in the midst of a negotiations breakdown between Sony and Marvel, which has sparked panic among "Spider-Man" fans who want the hero to remain in the Marvel Cinematic Universe.

Sony has controlled the rights to "Spider-Man" for 20 years, but the two studios have been sharing Spider-Man across a variety of films since 2015. Marvel had also been acting as a producer on the 2017 and 2019 standalone Sony "Spider-Man" movies starring Tom Holland, which were both box-office blockbusters, as part of the previous agreement.

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In a Sony statement to USA TODAY Tuesday, the studio said the outstanding issue remained over the future involvement of Marvel President, and comic movie mastermind, Kevin Feige as producer in future Spider-man films.

“Much of today’s news about Spider-Man has mischaracterized recent discussions about Kevin Feige’s involvement in the franchise," the statement said. "We are disappointed, but respect Disney’s decision not to have him continue as a lead producer of our next live action Spider-Man film. We hope this might change in the future."

"Kevin is terrific and we are grateful for his help and guidance and appreciate the path he has helped put us on, which we will continue," the statement continued. 

Contributing: Andrea Mandell, Bryan Alexander

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