(fashion) Sony have revealed that 'for the moment the door is closed' on Spider-Man returning to the Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU), amid their ongoing feud with Disney.
Tony Vinciquerra claimed that negotiations have sadly come to a halt when he spoke during Variety's Entertainment & Technology summit on Thursday.
The CEO of Sony Pictures Entertainment, 65, also revealed the company are already working on TV spin-offs for the character, as he said: 'We had a great run with [Kevin Feige, President of Marvel Studios] on Spider-Man movies.
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'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.'
He reiterated that Spider-Man 'was fine' prior to Sony's groundbreaking deal with Marvel, and said the company is 'pretty capable of doing what we have to do here.'
With a sequel to Venom and a solo film for Spider-Man villain Morbius in the works, Sony are also keen to make 'five or six' TV shows set in the character's universe as the superhero can then 'play off the other characters as well.'
Did their best: Sony Pictures chairman Tony Vinciquerra explained that they 'tried to see if there's a way to work it out' but felt that Spider-Man 'was fine' prior to their deal with Marvel
On the same day, Avengers directors Joe and Anthony Russo admitted they were 'not so devastated or surprised' to hear the news, despite the pair fighting for 'a long time' to get the character to join the MCU in Captain America: Civil War.
Speaking to The Daily Beast, Joe explained: 'It wasn't easy. Kevin went through a lot. There were a lot of ups and downs, and he kept walking into our office and we'd go, "Look, we've got to do it with [Sony]," and he'd go, "OK, I'll figure it out" and walk back into his.'
'He was looking for the way out. He wanted to open that