It seems like we’re not gonna see Spider-Man in the Marvel Cinematic Universe for a long time. Here is a recap on what’s going on, Sony and Disney were in talks about Spider-Man’s future, and it didn’t go well which led to Spidey leaving the MCU. An article from Variety by Will Thorne, discusses the situation. In the article, Sony Pictures Chairman and CEO, Tony Vinciquerra, said, “For the moment the door is closed.”
Tony Vinciquerra seems to be very confident about Sony taking care of Spider-Man. In the article, Vinciquerra said, “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,” and he continues, “I think we’re pretty capable of doing what we have to do here.” That’s the final nail in the coffin when it comes to hoping for Spider-Man staying in the MCU. But will Spidey be in safe hands at Sony?
Sony doesn’t have a good track record when it comes to Spider-Man films. Before Spider-Man went to the MCU, Sony rebooted the character twice, stories left on cliffhangers, mediocre scripts, and more. I also gotta give credit where credit is due because Spider-Man, Spider-Man 2, and Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse are fantastic movies. Maybe Sony could surprise us with their use of Spider-Man, hopefully. I hope Sony and Disney talk again in the future because the MCU is Spidey’s home.
Here’s the article from Variety: https://variety.com/2019/film/news/spiderman-mcu-sony-pictures-chief-1203324907/