Kevin Feige Contradicts Amy Pascal: ‘Right Now, Spidey Is in the MCU and It’s Just Spidey’
Sony and Marvel fans are all sorts of confused right now with what is happening between Sony and Marvel projects and it seems like they are not the only ones. In his latest interview with JoBlo, Kevin Feige reveals that ‘right now’ only Spider-Man is in the MCU. Here’s the full transcript of that comment:
Right now, Spidey is in the MCU and it’s just Spidey. Civil War, Homecoming, we’ve already shot a lot of Tom Holland’s scenes in the upcoming Avengers films, and we’re just starting to solidify our plans for Homecoming 2 – we won’t call it that, whatever it is – which is exciting because it’ll be the first MCU movie after untitled Avengers in 2019. It’ll be the way Civil War informed everything in Homecoming, those movies will launch him off into a very new cinematic universe at that point. Those five movies are we’re focusing on.
Kevin Feige’s comments are the latest after Amy Pascal revealed that Sony and Marvel projects will share a universe. This was an interesting development because Feige was actually present in the interview with Pascal which begs the question, why did he not correct her? Of course it would’ve looked pretty bad if they suddenly revealed a conflict between the studios during an interview so it makes sense Feige waited for his own interview to clarify Marvel’s position. However, the fact that there are direct contradictions between the two studios suggests there are on-going discussions and clearly they haven’t discussed marketing strategy on how to deal with these questions in the media. Confirm or Deny? Apparently confirm and deny.
Feige went on to say that Sony are heading in the right direction with the Venom movie:
They have rights to other characters, and I think they’re being very smart in saying ‘We have to make a great Venom movie.’ They’re off to a good start hiring Tom Hardy.
Of course we will continue to update you with any developments.
Source: JoBlo, Featured Image via Karwai Tang/WireImage/Getty Images
Spider-Man: Homecoming swings into theaters on July 7th, 2017