As it becomes increasingly likely that Spider-Man may have to leave the Marvel Cinematic Universe due to Marvel Studios and Sony Pictures’ inability to reach a deal over financing and credit, both star Tom Holland and Marvel Studios head Kevin Feige spoke to Entertainment Weekly about the wall-crawler’s future in the MCU.
Holland told Entertainment Weekly:
“Basically, we’ve made five great movies. It’s been five amazing years. I’ve had the time of my life. Who knows what the future holds? But all I know is that I’m going to continue playing Spider-Man and having the time of my life. It’s going to be so fun, however we choose to do it. 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.”
Holland was at the Expo to promote Onward, the upcoming Disney/Pixar film he stars in.
Feige echoed Holland’s feeling that the character’s days in the MCU are indeed over: “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.”
The most recent film, Spider-Man: Far From Home, has earned over $1 billion at the box office. The dispute stemmed from Disney, through Marvel Studios, wanting Sony to co-finance solo Spider-Man films going forward. Sony reportedly wishes the current financing arrangement to stay as it has been.
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