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It’s been a whirlwind of emotions for fans for the past few weeks, but it looks like Spider-Man isn’t going to be in the MCU any time soon. A lot of insiders have been asked to comment on the status of the Sony/Disney split, and the Avengers: Endgame directors Joe and Anthony Russo have something to say about Spidey leaving the larger Marvel Universe.
Talking to the Toronto Sun, Anthony Russo said:
“It was so difficult to get him into Civil War. It was an extremely long and hard process. But we were driven to help make it happen. But (Marvel Studios President) Kevin Feige pulled it off, somehow… Disney and all the good people at Sony found a way to make it work and it lasted a few films. We had a wonderful experience with that and I think audiences really appreciated that marriage. But we know how hard that marriage was to make in the first place, so the fact that the marriage fell apart isn’t really that surprising to me and Joe.”
The MCU director Joe Russo then added:
“It was a tenuous, fraught union throughout the whole process. But, I will say, stepping back and trying to be objective as possible, that I think it’s a tragic mistake on Sony’s part to think that they can replicate Kevin’s penchant for telling incredible stories and the amazing success he has had over the years. I think it’s a big mistake.”
A lot of people agree that both Sony and Disney have something to lose when it comes to this split, but the ultimate losers have turned out to be the fans. For now, it looks like we’ll have to wait for Sony’s next slip-up before they consider working with the MCU again. After all, it’s their confidence in pushing forward alone that’s said to be one major factor with this ‘divorce.’ Here’s to hoping that Venom 2 turns out terrible.
No release dates have been announced for Venom 2 or Spider-Man 3, but the MCU’s next film, Black Widow, is set to come out on May 1, 2020.