Marvel’s head-honcho Kevin Feige has confirmed that the studio will have creative control over ‘Spider-Man: Homecoming’ rather than Sony.
Comic book fans were ecstatic when it was announced that a brand new incarnation of Peter Parker would debut in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, after the two studios were able to work out an agreement.
At first it was believed that Sony Pictures would remain in creative control of the film. But Kevin Feige has now confirmed that Marvel Studios are fully in charge, which, considering their current streak of success, will come as a welcome relief to most.
“Well, I’ve known all those people for a very long time,” Kevin Feige told HeyUGuys when asked about Marvel and Sony’s working relationship. “Amy Pascal, Tim 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.”
So far Marvel and Sony’s collaboration has resulted in 19-year-old Tom Holland being cast as Spider-Man, while Jon Watts has been hired to direct following his stellar work on ‘Cop Car’, and ‘Horrible Bosses’’ writers John Francis Daley and Jonathan M. Goldstein have penned the script.
It’s not too much of a surprise to hear that Marvel Studios have taken the reigns on Spider-Man, especially after it was announced earlier this month that Robert Downey Jr’s Iron Man will be appearing in the new origin story.
Obviously we’ll get to see this duo sharing the screen together rather soon, too, as Tom Holland’s incarnation of Spider-Man debuts in ‘Captain America: Civil War’, which will finally be released into UK cinemas this coming Friday.
After that we’ll have to wait all the way until July 7, 2017, for ‘Spider-Man: Homecoming’ to finally hit.
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