After the complete firestorm of Sony giving Kevin Feige and Marvel Studios/Disney the boot from the ‘Spider-Man’ franchise a month ago, Sony has come crawling back to enlist Feige’s aid in crafting the third movie in the current Tom Holland-fronted series.
“I am thrilled that Spidey’s journey in the MCU will continue, and I and all of us at Marvel Studios are very excited that we get to keep working on it. Spider-Man is a powerful icon and hero whose story crosses all ages and audiences around the globe. He also happens to be the only hero with the superpower to cross cinematic universes, so as Sony continues to develop their own Spidey-verse you never know what surprises the future might hold.”
Longtime ‘Spidey’ producer Amy Pascal added:
“This is terrific. Peter Parker’s story took a dramatic turn in ‘Far From Home’ and I could not be happier we will all be working together as we see where his journey goes. This has been a winning partnership for the studios, the franchise, and the fans and I’m overjoyed it will continue.”
Fans were livid and extremely vocal about their displeasure over Feige’s termination, with many vowing to boycott Sony. Under Feige’s guidance, the character of Peter Parker was completely overhauled after the disappointing returns of ‘The Amazing Spider-Man’ and ‘The Amazing Spider-Man 2’. Youthful Tom Holland was enlisted as the new Peter and made his debut in ‘Captain America: Civil War’, officially bringing the Web-Slinger into the Marvel Cinematic Universe. He quickly established himself as a breakout fan favorite, with a strong emotional arc tied to Robert Downey Jr.’s Tony Stark/Iron Man.
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To make matters worse, ‘Spider-Man: Far From Home’ ended with a couple of doozy cliffhangers. Of course, Sony could have worked through the main cliffhanger without Marvel, even though it might not have made a ton of sense that Peter’s superhero cohorts wouldn’t be around to support him.
It’s safe to assume that this will be the last hurrah for this version of Spider-Man, but most movie cycles last for three pictures, so that’s understandable. But this way fans get more closure than they would have if Sony had just moved right along with a third Tom Holland pic that suddenly made no reference to the larger MCU.
Are you excited that Kevin Feige is coming back for a third ‘Spider-Man’ movie?