Joe Russo, director of Avengers: Endgame has reportedly claimed that the decision to remove Spider-Man from Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU) was a ‘tragic mistake.’ Russo’s comments came in the light of Disney and Sony’s failure to reach an agreement on financing the franchise. This led to the separation of Tom Holland’s superhero from the MCU.
Russo brothers unhappy
In an interview with the Toronto Sun, he described the deal between Disney and Sony as “a tenuous, fraught union throughout the whole process.” He further continued “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 believe that they can replicate Kevin Feige’s (of Marvel Studios) penchant for telling incredible stories and the amazing success he has had over the years. Joe thought this move to be a great mistake.
It was this duo (Russo brothers) who introduced the latest edition of Spider-Man in their film Captain America: Civil War, released in 2016.
Anthony Russo claimed they had an enjoyable experience with it and he thinks audiences really appreciated that marriage. But then he went on to add “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.”
Disney and Sony failed to reach a financial agreement in August when Disney wanted any future films featuring Spider-Man to be a “50/50 co-financing arrangement,” and Sony refused to accept the deal.
What Sony has to say?
Earlier this month, Tony Vinciquerra, man helming Sony said the “door is closed” on Spider-Man, and there is a very slim hope of it making a comeback to the MCU.
Tony said, “We had a great run with Kevin (President, Marvel Studios) on Spider-Man movies.” He further added “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.”
Amidst all this, Spidey fans are keeping their fingers crossed to see their favorite hero back in action!