The Russo Brothers Break Their Silence On Spider-Man Leaving The MCU




Spider-Man is headed back to Sony, and the guys who helped bring him into the Marvel Cinematic Universe are disappointed, but not surprised.

During a recent conversation with The Daily Beast, Avengers: Endgame directors Joe and Anthony Russo shared their thoughts on the web-slinger's unceremonious exit from the biggest film franchise in history. The pair related that while they and Marvel Studios head honcho Kevin Feige had been absolutely driven to bring Spidey into their universe, the shared custody deal with Sony was an extremely difficult one to get done, so difficult that negotiations to extend it falling apart didn't register to them as being terribly surprising.

Peter Parker appeared in the MCU for the first time in the Russo Brothers' second Marvel flick: Captain America: Civil War. From the beginning of the project's development, the directors were adamant that the story should include Spider-Man, despite the obvious stumbling block of Sony holding the film rights. Anthony Russo said,

“We were extremely passionate about it. This is something we really wanted to happen, and fought a long time internally at Marvel to make it happen.”

There were, of course, contingencies in the very likely event that a deal wouldn't be struck. Black Panther, who was also introduced in Civil War, would have had his role greatly expanded in the event that Spidey couldn't come out to play, and several other narrative elements would have been different as well. The movie's script went through several iterations as all of the involved parties were attempting to reach an agreement, and poor Feige was right in the middle of it all, attempting to juggle the creative and business sides of his job in a way that he hadn't been asked to do before.

Joe Russo said,

“Kevin went through a lot. There were a lot of ups and downs, and he kept walking into our office and we'd go, ‘Look, we've got to do it with [Sony],' and he'd go, ‘OK, I'll figure it out,' and walk back into his. He was looking for the way out. He wanted to open that door and have us go, ‘We figured it out! We don't need Spider-Man!' because it's a lot of work to get two major corporations to play nice with each other, and the fact that it happened at all, we should all be dancing and celebrating that we got that little bit of time.”

Anthony Russo agreed, saying,

“I think that's why Joe and I are not so devastated or surprised that there's been a falling out, because it was so hard to make it happen in the first place.” Keep watching the video to hear how the Russo Brothers break their silence on Spider-Man leaving the MCU

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Comments (21)
September 12, 2019

Team Disney or Team Sony?

September 12, 2019

This makes me mad, probably never gonna find out what happened after the 2nd spiderman movie. Stupid cliffhanger

September 12, 2019

Sony is not happy with working things out. Spidey is going to flop, and poor Tom Holland will be blamed in the end. Sorry Tom, you brought new life to Spider-Man in so many ways. Now Sony will do their best to put it in the loser category. Teaming Spider-Man with and/or against Venom in Sony's hands will not work. Too complex of a story line for Sony writers to deal with. Marvel had a great approach with putting Spidey in a more advanced technological role, using Tony Stark's resources. Taking that away will leave Spider-Man with limited resources and money. Oh well, another great advantage for Sony/Marvel/Disney to have a great story line and unlimited fan base, would have been easier leaving Spidey "dusted". Sad Days ahead.

September 12, 2019

Time to punish Sony with financial consequences. I'm skipping the next Spiderman movie.

September 12, 2019

Thats what we get bcuz disney always asking for too much.

September 12, 2019

Night Monkey, it's your time to shine.

September 12, 2019

I just don’t understand why everyone hates TASM series. I seriously enjoyed both movies

September 12, 2019

Everything will be fine , both studios will go their separate ways and all everything will be fine. Like nothing happened.

September 12, 2019

Disney: The MCU is going great! Spider-Man is wonderful! What a big success Far from Home was!

Sony: IM GONNA PUT SOME DIRT IN YOUR EYE

September 12, 2019

Please sony release a spiderman movie, do your best and we know sony corp has great belief on their company! Spend high amounts or dollars!
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So most of the spidey fans will cheer for it.
BUT WILL NEVER WATCH IT!!

September 12, 2019

Still not buying anymore Sony Movies.

September 12, 2019

Well it was a good run

Now for Sony to kill all his success with their usual terrible handling of the franchise

September 12, 2019

STOP BLAMING SONY . Its Disney who got greedy and Instead of continuing with the already agreed deal…they Wanted a new deal with more profits for Disney and less for Sony. Disney out profit first and not the fans.

September 12, 2019

What’s spider man…

September 12, 2019

I do hope sony come to their senses. They get all the profit with none of the work.

September 12, 2019

I just wish they gave him an appropriate story ark without this drop off

September 12, 2019

bringing spiderman onscreen with venom is the only thing that will come good from this

September 12, 2019

am i the only that thinks this makes no sense at all for sony to bring him to his own universe??? like bruh? and is he getting a diff suit??

September 12, 2019

Please! Let Tom be Spiderman! He is awesome and needs to stay in the MCU!!!!

September 12, 2019

Sony really screw everything up, they should have Carnage murder Spider-Man on the next movie, I don't see any other way, 2 very different tone of movies, MCU's Spider-Man does not mix well with the Vemon movie and Carnage will most definitely be too much for him to handle..,

September 12, 2019

Are we still gonna get spidey 3?

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