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Sony Pictures Releases Statement on Spider-Man's Future Amid Standoff with Disney

Sony Pictures Releases Statement on Spider-Man's Future Amid Standoff with Disney

A rep for Sony Pictures is speaking out following the news that the studio could not reach an agreement with Disney to keep Spider-Man in the Marvel Cinematic Universe.

Spider-Man has been a character that has remained under the Sony Pictures umbrella for years, well before the MCU was even a thing.

Marvel president Kevin Feige will no longer serve as the lead producer on the Spider-Man films and Sony’s statement mainly reacts to this part of the story.

“Much of today’s news about Spider-Man has mischaracterized recent discussions about Kevin Feige’s involvement in the franchise,” a Sony spokesperson told THR. “We are disappointed, but respect Disney’s decision not to have him continue as a lead producer of our next live action Spider-Man film.”

“We hope this might change in the future, but understand that the many new responsibilities that Disney has given him – including all their newly added Marvel properties – do not allow time for him to work on IP they do not own,” the statement added. “Kevin is terrific and we are grateful for his help and guidance and appreciate the path he has helped put us on, which we will continue.”

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