After the very public split between Sony and Disney over the inclusion of Spider-Man’s future within the Marvel Cinematic Universe, it looks like “for the moment the door is closed,” according to Sony Pictures chairman and CEO Tony Vinciquerra.
Speaking With Variety, he added that “it’s a long life,” and I insisted that there is “no ill will” between Sony and Marvel. Adding:
“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.”
And with the success of Venom and Into the Spider-Verse, he thinks
“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.”
It looks like Sony want to build their own “Spider” Marvel film Universe, but Sony might find it much tougher, as being part of the MCU brought more people into see the Tom Holland Spider-Man Movies. Many Marvel fans aren’t going to be thrilled with Sony holding characters back, especially now franchises like X-Men and Fantastic Four are within Marvel’s control.
While Civil War, Infinity War and Endgame, will eventually be available on Disney+, the future of Spider-Man does look more complicated.
What do you think of Sony’s stance over Spider-Man?