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Sony CEO Says ‘door is closed’ on Spider-man deal…

September 5th, 2019 by Marc Comments

Well, it’s time to draw a line under the whole ‘will Spider-man come back to the MCU?’ because it looks like the door has closed.

For now, at least.

Sony Pictures chairman and CEO Tony Vinciquerra addressed Variety’s Entertainment & Technology summit, saying: “For the moment the door is closed.”

He went on to say that there is “no ill will” between Sony and Marvel and “It’s a long life”, so he’s certainly not saying it’ll never come around again.

“We had a great run with [Kevin Feige] on the Spider-Man movies,” he said.

“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. [Feige] didn’t do all the work.”

He also said that, along with Venom 2, there are “five or six” Spider-man shows in the works.

“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,” Vinciquerra said.

I think we’re pretty capable of doing what we have to do here.”

So, it looks like Sony’s arms are wide open and Spider-man is coming back to the stable. Spider-man in Venom 2? I’d say it’s very possible…


Source: Variety

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Marc is a self-confessed nerd. Ever since seeing Star Wars for the first time around 1979 he’s been an unapologetic fan of the Wars and still believes, with Clone Wars and now Underworld, we are yet to see the best Star Wars. He’s a dad of two who now doesn’t have the time (or money) to collect the amount of toys, comics, movies and books he once did, much to the relief of his long-suffering wife. In the real world he’s a graphic designer. He started Following the Nerd because he was tired of searching a million sites every day for all the best news that he loves and decided to create one place where you can go to get the whole lot. Secretly he longs to be sitting in the cockpit of his YT-1300 Corellian Transport ship with his co-pilot Chewie, roaming the universe, waiting for his next big adventure, but feels just at home watching cartoons with his kids….