And every one breathed a huge sigh of relief.
After it was announced that Sony and Marvel struck a deal to let Spidey was join the MCU, the creative aspect of the character was always a bit of a question mark. Up until this point the entirety of the MCU (at least where the films are concerned) have been under control of Marvel Studios president Kevin Feige. While Spider-Man is going to appear in Captain America: Civil War and his solo films will be an official part of the MCU, the character still technically belongs to Sony.
Many feared (including myself) that Sony having control of even a small piece of the MCU (see their announced Venom film) would be trouble. Luckily, that doesn’t seem to be the case. Here is what Feige had to say on who controls the wallcrawler:
“Amy Pascal, Tom Rothman, who runs Sony now, I’ve known for years. So, it’s been great. They really are supportive in allowing us to make the creative decisions to make [Spider-Man: Homecoming], but they’ve been great partners. So far so good on that movie.”
I was so delighted to read this. I’m glad Sony is relinquishing control of the character (at least for Spider-Man: Homecoming) to Feige in order to make the best Spider-Man film possible. While I’m one of the few who actually liked The Amazing Spider-Man franchise, I was nervous about Sony having a creative hand in the MCU. Feige has proved he knows how to faithfully adaptation Marvel characters for the big screen, and I’m looking forward to him doing the same for Spider-Man. This deal looks to be a match made in heaven, and will pay off well for both companies. It’s a win-win.
Check out the interview with Kevin Feige yourself for some other good MCU bits: