Those months of friction were hard for the fandom. Now, according to Kevin Feige, they were also so for the entire creative team after the ‘Spider-Man’ films headed by Tom Holland. The thing got ugly before an economic and political disagreement that Feige considers as tremendously cumbersome, too public and a headache for those responsible for the narrative of these films that have two studios. Marvel and Sony suddenly didn’t understand each other to the point that disagreement over how to share the cake seriously threatened the future of their collaboration.
“There was a time when it seemed like Marvel Studios was not going to be involved in future ‘Spider-Man’ movies with Sony,” Feige recalls speaking to Rotten Tomatoes. “It was only a few months, but it was a few months of having emotions on the surface, and a few very public months for whatever reason. I always want to see the Venom: Let There Be Carnage movie positive side, and the positive side was that we had been able to make two great movies of ‘Spider-Man’ with Amy Pascal [producer], [director] Jon Watts, [Sony Pictures President] Tom Rothman and Tom Holland, and he was very proud of it and very happy with it, and of course, he wanted it to But I always try to be happy with what we have achieved, instead of being angry about what we do not have. ”
“Luckily the whole team realized that it would be more fun if we kept collaborating and didn’t let business or politics get in the way. Because it always started with Amy Pascal and me and something that had nothing to do with it. It had to do with numbers, contracts or politics. It had to do with the history and love of ‘Spider-Man’, Peter Parker and the Marvel universe. Fortunately it has continued to be that way, and that’s where we are now. ”
The relationship between Marvel and Sony mainly affects ‘Spider-Man’ because the case of the films headed by said wall-crawler is that of a co-production between the aforementioned studios. But there is another character that is indirectly affected: Tom Hardy’s Venom. And it is that although the film starring this symbiote is produced solely by Sony, the character has had his grudges with the one embodied by Holland in the comics, plots that it would be great to be able to see on the big screen.
In this regard, Feige has assured that he “obviously” does not want to “talk about rumors or speculations about what could happen or what could not happen in regard to the characters that Marvel Studios has not yet brought to the screen”, adding that the possibility is there. “I will say what I have always said, after 20 years at Marvel I would not rule out anything, nothing. When, how and where is what is to be seen. Any rumor you read on the Internet could happen anytime between now and never.”