While fans of Marvel Studios films are all shocked that Sony Pictures aren’t letting Tom Holland play Spider-Man in the Marvel Cinematic Universe anymore, the Russo Brothers aren’t at all. While it seems ludicrous to have allowed ‘Spider-Man: Far From Home’ to end how it did there appears to have been a belief that this was coming from those who worked in the studios, at least from the ‘Avengers: Endgame’ directors.
According to Joe Russo:
“Kevin [Feige] went through a lot. There were a lot of ups and downs, and he kept walking into our office, and we’d go, ‘Look, we’ve got to do it with [Sony],’ and he’d go, ‘OK, I’ll figure it out,’ and walk back into his. He was looking for the way out. He wanted to open that door and have us go, ‘We figured it out! We don’t need Spider-Man!’ because it’s a lot of work to get two major corporations to play nice with each other, and the fact that it happened at all, we should all be dancing and celebrating that we got that little bit of time.”
Anthony Russo would go on to flesh this out by sharing that:
“I think that’s why Joe and I are not so devastated or surprised that there’s been a falling-out because it was so hard to make it happen in the first place.”
While “the door has closed” on Holland returning to the MCU, Sony still plans on having the actor carry on as Peter Parker in their own shared set of Sony movies. How they will explain away his entire existence being tied to the Infinity Saga is a question we’ll all be waiting to see answered.
Were you shocked that Sony Pictures decided to take Spider-Man and go home after ‘Spider-Man: Far From Home’? Do you feel that Sony Pictures shouldn’t have allowed the movie to play out with that ending if they were planning on ending their relationship with Marvel Studios? Share your thoughts in the comments below, True Believers!
Source: Daily Beast