FEIGE: MARVEL + SONY's SPIDER-MAN Partnership 'Never Meant to Last Forever'

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Jon Watts, Tom Holland, Amy Pascal, Kevin Feige at the Sony CinemaCon Photocall at the Caesars Palace on March 27, 2017 in Las Vegas, NV
Jon Watts, Tom Holland, Amy Pascal, Kevin Feige at the Sony CinemaCon Photocall at the Caesars Palace on March 27, 2017 in Las Vegas, NV
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This past weekend's D23 Expo was the first public event for Spider-Man actor Tom Holland and Marvel Studios' President Kevin Feige following the breaking news that Sony and Disney were at an empasse regarding continued use of Spider-Man in the Marvel Cinematic Universe - and the two were surprising open about what's going on.

"I’m feeling about Spider-Man gratitude and joy," Feige told Entertainment Weekly.""We got to make five films within the MCU with Spider-Man: two standalone films and three with the Avengers. It was a dream that I never thought would happen. It was never meant to last forever. We knew there was a finite amount of time that we’d be able to do this, and we told the story we wanted to tell, and I’ll always be thankful for that."

Holland as well focused on the past - and also re-confirmed he plans to film more Spider-Man movies as per his contract with Sony.

"Basically, we’ve made five great movies," Holland said. "It’s been five amazing years. I’ve had the time of my life. Who knows what the future holds? But all I know is that I’m going to continue playing Spider-Man and having the time of my life. It’s going to be so fun, however we choose to do it. The future for Spider-Man will be different, but it will be equally as awesome and amazing, and we’ll find new ways to make it even cooler."

On a panel Saturday promoting his upcoming Pixar film Onward, he alluded to the Sony/Disney issues briefly by telling the audience, "Hey everyone, it’s been a crazy week but i want you all to know from the bottom of my heart that I love you 3000."

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