When news broke that contract negotiations between Sony and Disney had fallen through, resulting in Spider-Man’s likely removal from the Marvel Cinematic Universe, superhero fans everywhere cried out in anguish.
— Jamie Jirak (@JamieCinematics) August 20, 2019
Live look at literally every Spider-Man fan right now pic.twitter.com/tNWCILYjDH
— Brandon Davis (@BrandonDavisBD) August 20, 2019
But of all the possibilities destroyed by Spidey’s removal from the MCU, perhaps the most heartbreaking is the impossibility of a crossover between the web-slinger and Deadpool, who was recently acquired by Disney through 20th Century Fox.
— Angel Hernandez (@ChaoticKing_) August 20, 2019
No one knows this better than Deadpool himself, Ryan Reynolds.
You can. But you can only see it in my heart.
— Ryan Reynolds (@VancityReynolds) August 20, 2019
When fans saw Reynolds’ response, their hearts broke all over again.
“you can only see it in my heart.” pic.twitter.com/nhzAT4iS4L
— Zaira (@legitdanvers) August 20, 2019
Perhaps a man with the connections of a star can do something to help the situation!
— mika (@gyllevan) August 20, 2019
PLEASE WORK SOMETHING OUT KING
— eric | dark rey is canon (@darthromanov) August 20, 2019
can you fight sony for us spidey stans plz
— kam #ginger (@lFYOUPRAYR1GHT) August 20, 2019
Please help us, Ryan Reynolds…you’re our only hope.
Ryan pls help us
— ya boi ᱬ (@NotEvenEpic) August 20, 2019
RYAN U HAVE MORE POWER THAN ANY OF US PLEASE DO SPMETHING
— serrttttyejejejdhdjdksk (@lollollollol78) August 20, 2019
Spider-Man and Deadpool share a bond that will never be completely realized onscreen.
TOO SOON SIR
— ry (@ultchalamet) August 20, 2019
Yaaasss please ❤❤❤❤❤❤ pic.twitter.com/H5IgBcrQ9w
— Siniestra Yamasaky 🇲🇽💜 (@SINIESTRA_Y) August 20, 2019
Many fans wished they could journey into the heart of Ryan Reynolds to watch his dream-movie.
Does your heart have those nice theater seats that recline
— Savannah Seymour (@savannahseymour) August 21, 2019
What’s the sound system like?
— Kyle Higgins (@KyleDHiggins) August 20, 2019
But while we might make jokes, the only thing any Spider-Man fan can truly feel in this moment is a deep, unending sadness.
Goodbye, Spider-Man. If only we’d known you better.
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