Sad news today for us true believers and fans of Tom Holland’s Spider-Man. According to Variety, Sony’s Chairman and CEO Tony Vinciquerra has stated that “for the moment the door is closed”. Vinciquerra goes on to say that there’s “no ill will” between Marvel Studios and Sony Pictures. He also went out to say “it’s a long life”, potentially meaning someday a deal can be reached, but for now the two major studios can not reach an agreement.
Vinciquerra also went on to deliver this statement.
We had a great run with Feige on Spider-Man movies. We tried to see if there’s a way to work it out the Marvel people are terrific people, we have great respect for them, but on the other hand we have some pretty terrific people of our own. Kevin didn’t do all the work.
So with this news, it seems Sony Pictures is pretty confident with the decision, and they can pull it off having creative control of Spider-Man. For now Tom Holland (Spider-Man: Far From Home) has made it clear he will reprise his role and continue working with Sony on future projects. However, director Jon Watts isn’t likely to return, though Marvel Studios is reportedly looking at other projects for Watts.
Vinciquerra also went on to say that Marvel Studios creative head; Kevin Feige is being “stretched thin”. Vinciquerra could possibly be referencing Marvel’s next big project The Eternals (2020) as well as Disney+ projects and such as The Falcon and The Winter Soldier (2020); the latter being unknown how involved Kevin Feige is with the Disney+ Marvel related series’.
Vinciquerra also went on to reiterate the confidence he has in Sony Pictures creative team for Spider-Man, and potentially pairing the character alongside Venom.
Spider-Man was fine before the event movies, did better with the event movies, and now that we have our own universe, he will play off the other characters as well. I think we’re pretty capable of doing what we have to do here.
As of now, it looks very unlikely we will see our webslinger alongside fellow MCU characters such as Black Panther (Chadwick Boseman) and Captain Marvel (Brie Larson). But, according to Vinciquerra we will more than likely see Spider-Man alongside Venom (Tom Hardy). Whether this is for better or worse, that will be up to the fans and future properties featuring the wall crawler to decide.
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