Fans have been on a roller-coaster ride of emotions ever since the Sony-Disney debacle regarding Spider-Man. And now, a recent development emerged from an interview of Variety with Sony Pictures chairman and CEO, Tony Vinciquerra.
When asked about the current situation during the Variety‘s Entertainment & Technology summit, Vinciquerra mentioned that “for the moment, the door is closed” when it comes to the web-slinging hero swinging back to the Marvel Cinematic Universe. However, the Sony Chief opened up that there is “no ill will” between Sony and Marvel and he added that “it’s a long life” igniting speculations that the two will re-negotiate sometime in the near future.
Vinciquerra pointed out that the new additions to the MCU is one of the reasons behind the apparent breakdown of talks with Marvel Studios’ head Kevin Feige being “stretched incredibly thin.”
We had a great run with (Kevin 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.
With Spider-Man fully going back to Sony (for now), the company will continue to work on launching its own Spiderverse. We all know that a Venom sequel is currently on the way and the same report also said that Sony plans to launch five-six TV shows set in their universe. The chairman also added that Spider-Man will be “just fine” that the character is out of the MCU where he referenced the success of the animated movie Spider-Man: Into The Spiderverse which recently won the Academy Award for Best Animated Feature.
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.
For now, we can expect Tom Holland’s favorite neighborhood Spider-Man to appear in Sony’s Venom sequel and the Morbius movie with Jared Leto. Unless there is a major turnaround for Sony and Disney to go back to the drawing board, Spider-Man is out of the MCU. At this point, fans can only hope this will change in the near future.