D23: Kevin Feige says Spider-Man deal ‘Was never meant to last forever’
The MCU was rocked to its core earlier this week when word came down that Sony Pictures and Marvel Studios’ parent company Disney had failed to make a new deal regarding the use of Spider-Man in the feature films. It remains to be seen what will happen, rumors have circulated around that a deal could still happen but that’s all conjecture at this point.
Marvel Studios president Kevin Feige spoke to EW about the fallout, expressing gratitude for the Spider-Man films Marvel Studios was able to make, saying:
“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.”
Spider-Man himself Tom Holland briefly alluded to the situation earlier in the day at D23, telling the very receptive audience “It’s been a crazy week but i want you all to know from the bottom of my heart that I love you 3000.”
Speaking with EW, Holland elaborated a little further, seemingly confirming that he wouldn’t return to the MCU.
“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.”
While Sony has two more Spider-Man movies in the works, Jon Watts, who directed Spider-Man: Homecoming and Far From Home, has apparently not signed on yet for the two future movies. Watts is being courted for other projects, so there is no guarantee the director will return for a third Spider-Man movie, despite previously reporting that he was signed on for two more.
Sony’s upcoming slate includes the Venom sequel, starring Tom Hardy and directed by Andy Serkis, as well as Jared Leto’s Morbius, Kraven the Hunter, and a spinoff featuring Silver Sable and Black Cat.