Sony Pictures Chairman Says ‘the Door is Closed’ On Marvel’s Spider-Man Deal


Tom Holland might be enthusiastic about Spider-Man’s future, but his fans are having a hard time mustering the same optimism. A very vocal group is still hoping for a speedy resolution between Sony and Marvel Studios that will allow the wallcrawler to stay in the MCU. Sony Chairman and CEO Tony Vinciquerra is the latest to weigh in the studios’ recent split. And unfortunately, he pretty much confirmed that fans shouldn’t get their hopes up…at least for the time being.

Vinciquerra reflected on last month’s announcement while appearing at
Variety’s Entertainment & Technology summit. He admitted that “for the moment, the door is closed” on renegotiating with Marvel. But he also remarked that “it’s a long life;” which sounds like another way of saying “never say never.” Additionally, he insisted that the critical and financial success of Spider-Man: Homecoming and Spider-Man: Far From Home wasn’t solely indebted to Marvel Studios’ involvement.

“We had a great run with (Feige) on Spider-Man movies,” said Vinciquerra. “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. Kevin didn’t do all the work.”