Alright, Marvel fans, this one’s tough. Everyone knows that Spider-Man was recently pulled from the MCU due to Disney and Sony’s inability to strike a new deal regarding the character’s rights. And though most fans were hoping, and even expecting, for a new deal to be struck one way or another, it seems that ship has sailed.
Sony Pictures Pictures chairman and CEO Tony Vinciquerra recently sat down with Variety to discuss the deal (or lack thereof). Vinciquerra put it bluntly, “for the moment the door is closed” but, he did offer fans a little hope adding, “it’s a long life.”
Vinciquerra didn’t state any ill will towards Marvel in the interview though. Instead, he praised the company and the work accomplished between them and Sony over the last few years. “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…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 his part, Feige recently spoke about the character’s departure from the MCU. He didn’t convey any animosity either though. He only expressed gratitude for his opportunity with the character in the MCU. Tom Holland also recently spoke about the whirlwind news, reassuring fans that he would continue playing the web-head while teasing a very different future for the character.
Spider-Man: Far From Home is still in theaters now. It hits digital platforms on September 17th and will release on DVD a couple of weeks later on October 1st.