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Someone set up a Spider-Man memorial outside D23 Expo

Fans are mourning the departure of Tom Holland's Spider-Man from the MCU.


Mikael Thalen

Internet Culture

Posted on Aug 25, 2019   Updated on May 20, 2021, 5:32 am CDT

A makeshift memorial for Spider-Man popped up outside of Disney’s D23 Expo in California this week, as fans continue to mourn the web-slinger’s departure from the Marvel Cinematic Universe.

The memorial consists of a framed picture of Tom Holland’s Spider-Man surrounded by candles and flowers. It was spotted outside the Anaheim Convention Center and posted to Twitter in video form.

The tweet received tens of thousands of retweets, more than 2.2 million views, and comes just days after fans learned that Marvel would be parting ways with the Sony Pictures-owned franchise.

The decision means that Holland’s version of Spider-Man will no longer be part of the MCU–and supporters aren’t happy about it.

Fans of Spider-Man and Holland, who attended D23, complained to BuzzFeed News about the loss of one of the world’s most beloved superheroes.

“They’re just being two kids fighting over money, when they could just come together and make something great,” one fan said of the dispute between Disney and Sony.

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*First Published: Aug 25, 2019, 2:15 pm CDT