Sony Pictures is notorious for ruining their Spider-Man franchises on the third outing and now that seems to be the case with Tom Holland‘s version who is officially not returning to the Marvel Cinematic Universe. According to Sony Pictures chairman and CEO Tony Vinciquerra, “for the moment the door is closed” on Spider-Man returning in a Marvel Studios film. Sadly, this means that so much of what we’ve been given so far in the character development of Peter Parker has to go away as the MCU ties will have to be tossed away moving forward.
While the companies claim to have “no ill will” between one another, many fans aren’t thrilled that Parker will likely be getting a soft reboot when he is mixed in with ‘Venom’ and whatever mess that Sony Pictures has in mind for their Spider-Man characters. Vinciquerra did say that “it’s a long life” and hinted that the door could be re-opened in the future.
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The CEO was even willing to throw some praise at Marvel Studios sharing:
“We had a great run with (Feige) on Spider-Man movies. 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.”
This does nothing to lessen the blow that so many story arcs for Tom Holland’s Spider-Man and crossovers with the rest of the Marvel Cinematic Universe have now to come to an end. Vinciquerra tried to help this saying:
“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. I think we’re pretty capable of doing what we have to do here.”
While this might be true, the current version of Spider-Man was not only successful because of his ties to the MCU, but his entire character development and villains revolve around what happened due to these ties.
Hopefully, the door can re-open once more. If not, we’ll be getting a muted version of the character.
Are you annoyed that Sony Pictures has “closed the door” on Spider-Man returning to the MCU? Do you feel that they can keep Tom Holland in character and move forward while pretending so many of the events weren’t directly tied to what came from Marvel Studios? Share your thoughts in the comments below, True Believers!
Source: Cinema Blend