Im afraid its bad news for anyone hoping to see Spider-Man swinging back into the Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU) any time soon.
Sony has now spoken out on the future of Spidey, and have said that – for the foreseable future at least – they wont be taking their collaboration with Disney any further.
Opening up about what for many is still a painfully raw subject, Sony Pictures chairman and CEO Tony Vinciquerra confirmed, For the moment the door is closed.
As reported by Comicbook.com, Vinciquerra made these comments at Vinciquerra Varietys Entertainment & Technology summit, and emphasised there was no ill will between Disney and Sony following the widely publicised debacle.
According to Comicbook.com, Vinciquerra said:
We had a great run with [Marvel Studios president Kevin Feige] on Spider-Man movies,
We tried to see if theres 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. [Feige] didnt 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 were pretty capable of doing what we have to do here.
Sony released the following statement on the heated matter on Tuesday, August 20:
Much of todays news about Spider-Man has mischaracterised recent discussions about Kevin Feiges involvement in the franchise,
We are disappointed, but respect Disneys decision not to have him continue as a lead producer of our next live action Spider-Man film.
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