Up until this point, we have heard quite a few different stories revolving around the Sony-Disney dilemma that is the future of the MCU’s incarnation of Spider-Man. As far as we publicly know, Sony has given a public statement that shifts the blame on Disney for not continuing the story. Tom Holland gave a heartfelt short statement at the end of the D23 panel after he presented Pixar’s Onward that left a bitter note to the conference. Many of us still have hope that a deal can be made. Spider-Man: Far From Home felt like the perfect set-up for a long future featuring the character that was developed over the last few years. Still, no matter if Sony recasts or moves forward with the Home trilogy, we will have to be patient for an official announcement once Sony decides to push forward on the next entry in the franchise. After the D23 panel, Tom Holland offered an official statement on the franchise and his future as the character.
“Basically, we’ve made five great movies. It’s been five amazing years. I’ve had the time of my life. Who knows what the future holds? But all I know is that I’m going to continue playing Spider-Man and having the time of my life. It’s going to be so fun, however we choose to do it. The future for Spider-Man will be different, but it will be equally as awesome and amazing, and we’ll find new ways to make it even cooler.”
It is motivating to see Holland‘s passion for the character and his willingness to stick to what he started. His words to hint at a rather open acceptance to whoever may be in charge moving forward may it be Marvel Studios or Sony. No matter where you stand in regard to how the MCU’s version of Spider-Man has been developed, Holland gave us an incredible performance and will surely continue to do so. He wasn’t the only one that EW got to interview, as the mastermind behind the MCU Kevin Feige also added some choice words regarding the decision.
“I’m feeling about Spider-Man gratitude and joy. We got to make five films within the MCU with Spider-Man: two standalone films and three with the Avengers. It was a dream that I never thought would happen. It was never meant to last forever. We knew there was a finite amount of time that we’d be able to do this, and we told the story we wanted to tell, and I’ll always be thankful for that.”
In some way, it seems like Feige is accepting the decision for now and trying to remain positive. I doubt that the story they truly wanted to tell is over, especially with how much Far From Home sets up but they were able to do the impossible. Marvel Studios made Spidey and Avenger and gave him a prominent role in shaping the MCU moving forward. There is always still hope as Disney and Sony could come to a consensus if they continue discussions. Whatever direction they take, at least they have rehired the writers from the previous Spider-Man film that most likely will continue what they started. Jon Watts future with the franchise is still in the air but so is this current situation. Here’s hoping that the set-up from Mysterio in Far From Home will continue a bright interconnected future for our young Avengers.
Source: Entertainment Weekly