“Now That We Have Our Own Universe, He Will Play Off The Other Characters As Well”
He may no longer be part of the Marvel Cinematic Universe, but fans won’t have to wait too long to see Spider-Man again.
Sony Pictures boss Tony Vinciquerra has said that “five or six” series involving Peter Parker’s alter-ego is in the works. The Sony chief revealed that the new raft of shows will allow Spidey to interact with the wider world:
“Spider-Man was fine before the event movies, did better with the event movies, and now that we have our own universe, he will play off the other characters as well. I think we’re pretty capable of doing what we have to do here.”
This comes after Vinciquerra insisted that “the door is closed” regarding a potential return for Spidey back to the MCU:
“For the moment the door is closed. We had a great run with [Marvel Studios President Kevin Feige] on Spider-Man movies,”
“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.”
Somewhat confusingly, Sony Pictures’ announcement comes shortly after Disney Junior confirmed its very own Spider-series, which is expected to launch in 2021.