The news of Spider-Man leaving the Marvel Cinematic Universe seems to be turning into a game of he said – he said.
So far Disney and Marvel Studios is keeping quiet, but Sony Pictures did issue a statement on the events. “Much of today’s news about Spider-Man has mischaracterized recent discussions about Kevin Feige’s involvement in the franchise. We are disappointed, but respect Disney’s decision not to have him continue as a lead producer of our next live action Spider-Man film.”
Sony added, “We hope this might change in the future, but understand that the many new responsibilities that Disney has given him – including all their newly added Marvel properties – do not allow time for him to work on IP they do not own. Kevin is terrific and we are grateful for his help and guidance and appreciate the path he has helped put us on, which we will continue.”
Fans do not seem to be taking the news well.
Sony: we are letting go of Spider Man from the MCU
— Toni (@PeterElinas) August 21, 2019
Spidey Fans: You took everything from me!
Sony: I don't even know who you are
Spidey Fans: YOU WILL pic.twitter.com/3PPJAaZBYH
— Marc Jasper (@magicJas11) August 21, 2019
— WHY DOES SPN HAVE TO END (@lokimultimcu) August 21, 2019
me watching Sony take away Spider-Man 3 on a cliffhanger : pic.twitter.com/3VahMdefFS
— ᴋᴇɴᴅᴇʟʟ🕸 (@DaKendellFire) August 20, 2019
Live look at literally every Spider-Man fan right now pic.twitter.com/tNWCILYjDH
— Brandon Davis (@BrandonDavisBD) August 20, 2019
— Shannon Hillis (@hillisthekillis) August 21, 2019
Will Sony Pictures and Disney find a way to repair the situation? For now, we sadly aren’t going to hold our breath.