"For the moment the door is closed," Sony Pictures chairman and CEO Tony Vinciquerra said at Variety's Entertainment & Technology summit Thursday.
A deal between Marvel and Sony saw Tom Holland's Spider-Man join the Avengers in the MCU. But that deal expired with , a massive success for Sony, raking to become its highest grossing movie of all time.
Marvel super-producer Kevin Feige was seen to be a huge part of that, and going forward Marvel's Disney overlords wanted a greater cut of box office revenue from future Spider-Man films.
That's not in the cards. Still, according to Vinciquerra, there's "no ill will" between Sony and Marvel and Feige might be "stretched incredibly thin" anyway with the huge swathe of new Marvel heroes, including and , along with and .
"We had a great run with [Feige] on Spider-Man movies," Vinciquerra 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."
Vinciquerra pointed to the Phil Lord and Christopher Miller-produced Morbius film starring Jared Leto, and "five or six" based on the Spider-Man world.as one of its non-Marvel Spider-Man success stories. And there's a lot more to come, including a , a
Welcome to Sony's Spider-Man universe.
"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," Vinciquerra said.
"I think we're pretty capable of doing what we have to do here."