Marvel fans were left reeling this past week with the news that talks had broken down between Sony and Disney with regards to extending their partnership over the cinematic rights to Spider-Man – a deal which has seen the web-slinger rebooted into the Marvel Cinematic Universe to enormous success and culminating with Sony’s most successful movie ever Spider-Man: Far From Home.
While we cling on to some hope that a deal could still be reached (despite the studio blame game already beginning), Marvel Studios chief Kevin Feige has offered his first public comments on the situation during a chat with Deadline at the D23 Expo, saying that “it was never meant to last forever” and he is simply glad that they got to include the wall-crawler in their universe at all.
“I’m feeling about Spider-Man gratitude and joy,” said Feige. “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.”
Sadly, it seems we may never get to see the big Far From Home cliffhanger resolved in the MCU, although all signs suggest that Sony plans to continue the story with Tom Holland’s Peter Parker, with two future Spider-Man movies said to be in the works at the studio. Will they be as successful without Marvel Studios and Feige to steer the ship? Only time will tell…
Our friendly neighbourhood Super Hero decides to join his best friends Ned, MJ, and the rest of the gang on a European vacation. However, Peter’s plan to leave super heroics behind for a few weeks are quickly scrapped when he begrudgingly agrees to help Nick Fury uncover the mystery of several elemental creature attacks, creating havoc across the continent!
Spider-Man: Far From Home features the return of Tom Holland (Spider-Man), Marisa Tomei (Aunt May), Zendaya (Michelle), Jacob Batalon (Ned Leeds), Angourie Rice (Betty Brant), Tony Revolori (Flash Thompson), Martin Star (Mr. Harrington), Samuel L. Jackson (Nick Fury) and Cobie Smulders (Maria Hill), with Jake Gyllenhaal (Prisoners) as Mysterio.