Sony Pictures boss Tony Vinciquerra has dashes all hopes that Spider-Man will return to the Marvel Cinematic Universe.
The film rights to the superhero are owned by Sony, and thanks to a deal they had with Marvel – Tom Holland’s Spider-Man became apart of the MCU by appearing in multiple Avengers movies.
But in recent weeks, Sony and Marvel’s parent The Walt Disney Company failed to reach a new deal over financial control – meaning Spider-Man is out of the MCU.
Fans were holding out hope that the decision would be reversed, but Sony Pictures chairman Tony Vinciquerra has now said: “For the moment, the door is closed.”
Speaking at Variety’s Entertainment and Technology summit, Tony said there is “no ill will” between Sony and Disney, and addressed fans concerns that the Spider-Man franchise won’t be the same without Marvel Studios president Kevin Feige at the helm.
“We had a great run with [Feige] on Spider-Man movies,” he said.
“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.”