- Spider-Man: Far From Home
- Spider-Man: Homecoming
- Spider-Man: Into The Spider-Verse
- Avengers: Endgame
- Avengers: Infinity War
- Kevin Feige
- Tom Holland
- Jon Watts
- Jon Favreau
Speaking at Variety’s Entertainment and Technology summit, Sony Pictures CEO Tony Vincinquerra confirmed that “for the moment the door is closed” on Spidey’s MCU return. “We had a great run with [Kevin Feige] on Spider-Man movies,” he said. “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.” He added: “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.” It’s a confident line from the studio boss – Sony clearly believes that following the box office success of Venom and the widespread acclaim for the Oscar-winning Spider-Man: Into The Spider-Verse , it can spin its own compelling web of spider stories.
But it's not all good news, as Sony and Marvel recently reached an unexpected end to their shared custody over Spider-Man. Tom Holland's Peter Parker isn't expected to return to the MCU, despite Spider-Man: Far From Home closing out Phase Three, and marking the character's whopping fifth appearance in the shared universe.
While Sony say the door is closed, director Jon Favreau – one of the architects of the MCU as the filmmaker behind Iron Man and Iron Man 2 , who also starred as Happy Hogan in Homecoming and Far From Home – still has hope. “I’ve been talking to everybody about it… I’m cautiously optimistic,” he said at Variety’s summit. “I think it’s a long way away and I think the collaboration has been really strong up to this point so I’m hopeful that there’s a way for us all to play together going forward.”
There Were 10,297 Balloons in Up. The animators who created the pack of balloons in Up actually created every single one. The film’s effects artist, Jon Reisch, told Tech Radar that, “The entire canopy is filled with balloons. We didn’t just simulate the outer shell.” And they even got a specific count of exactly the number of balloons: 10,297.
Stay tuned for more as the tangled web continues to develop.