There has been a lot of confusion and uproar since it was announced that, due to a disagreement between Sony and Marvel Studios, Spider-Man would no longer be a part of the Marvel Cinematic Universe.
But now some of the big names associated with the Spider-Man franchise are beginning to speak out about the controversy, one of whom is Marvel big boss and Spider-Man producer, Kevin Feige, ComicBook.com reports.
Feige spoke to Entertainment Weekly this week explaining what happened between Marvel and Sony, but instead of going into detail about the deal-gone-bad, he instead got nostalgic about the Spider-Man movies he has been a part of. He shared:
“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.”
While many publications say the fallout was due to a disagreement about royalties, Sony’s initial statement makes it seem like Feige is too busy in his role as Marvel Studios President to continue to produce the films.
Whatever the reason, I don’t think mere sentiment from Feige is going to calm down Spider-Man’s fandom.