This past week brought the shocking revelation that Tom Holland’s Spider-Man is likely on his way out of the MCU. Sony and Marvel Studio’s parent company Disney could not reach terms on a new deal that would keep Peter Parker in the world’s biggest franchise so they both walked away from the negotiating table.
During the D23 Expo in Anaheim, California, this weekend, Spider-Man actor Tom Holland and Marvel Studios president Kevin Feige finally got to address the recent split.
In an interview with Entertainment Weekly, Holland discussed his time as the MCU’s Spidey and what his future as the characters holds:
“Basically, we’ve made five great movies. It’s been five amazing years. I’ve had the time of my life. Who knows what the future holds? But all I know is that I’m going to continue playing Spider-Man and having the time of my life. It’s going to be so fun, however we choose to do it. The future for Spider-Man will be different, but it will be equally as awesome and amazing, and we’ll find new ways to make it even cooler.”
Feige took a surprisingly positive approach with his response, saying he appreciated the time Marvel Studios had with Spider-Man and that the deal with Sony wasn’t meant to last forever:
“I’m feeling about Spider-Man gratitude and joy. 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.”
Are you surprised at the response to the split by Kevin Feige and Tom Holland? Do you think Sony and Disney could still reach a deal? Let us know in the comments below!
Spider-Man: Far From Home is in theaters now.
Directed by Jon Watts from a script written by Chris McKenna and Erik Sommers, the film stars Tom Holland, Jake Gyllenhaal, Zendaya, Jacob Batalon, Tony Revolori, Martin Starr, Numan Acar, J.B. Smoove, Oli Hill, Remy Hii, Marisa Tomei, Michael Keaton, Jon Favreau, Cobie Smulders, and Samuel L. Jackson as Nick Fury.