Tom Holland
Marvel Studios/Disney

Just days after the devastating news that Sony had opted to cut ties with Disney’s Marvel Studios and its president Kevin Feige, who acted as a producer of Sony’s ‘Spider-Man: Homecoming’ and ‘Spider-Man: Far From Home’, star Tom Holland turned up at Disney’s D23 Expo, possibly for one last goodbye.

While there, he spoke to Entertainment Weekly regarding the future of Sony’s ‘Spider-Man’ franchise.

“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.”

Separately, Feige spoke to EW, and also delivered an optimistic message:

“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.”

True, there seems to be a symmetry to the story of Peter Parker, a lowkey fledgling hero, drafted by Tony Stark into the big leagues during ‘Captain America: Civil War’, then experiencing growing pains as he attempted to expand his scope in ‘Homecoming’.  Then there was the deeper connection forged during the events of ‘Infinity War’, which resulted in that oh-so-heartbreaking Snap.  Their reunion in ‘Endgame’ was a tear-jerker for the opposite reason.  And ‘Far From Home’ served as a nice, light romp following the emotional roller coaster of ‘Endgame’.  It also ended with an amazing cliffhanger!

Obviously, the next ‘Spider-Man’ solo film will have to address that, with or without the other Marvel heroes.  But considering that Spider-Man is mainly known as a solo character anyway, it shouldn’t be too hard to tell this story without the others.

It kinda sucks that we’ll never see Happy and Aunt May actually get together, though.