It's been a pretty rough month for our boy Spidey. After the deal between Sony and Marvel allowing the latter to use him in its Cinematic Universe came to an end, there have been lots of speculation as to what future Spider-Man movies might look like. At first, many fans were still clinging on to a thin line of hope that the two companies could still reach some kind of consensus regarding the matter, but unfortunately, it doesn’t seem that that will be the case.

According to a recent report from Variety, Sony Pictures CEO and chairman Tony Vinciquerra was incredibly direct when asked about the possibility that a compromise can be reached, stating firmly that "the door is closed" for the moment.

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"The door is closed, said Sony Pictures CEO Tony Vinciquerra

Yet despite how final these statements might appear, Vinciquerra also stressed that there’s no "ill will" between the two sides following all this. Somewhat quizzically, he also added that "it’s a long life." While the CEO didn’t clarify any further, we can take that as an implication that while things are definitely off the table for now, nothing is set in stone in the future.

Vinciquerra then went on to comment on Sony’s plans for Spider-Man. He expressed confidence that the character would still do well now that Sony has its own cinematic universe, which kicked off with Venom back in 2018. "I think we're pretty capable of doing what we have to do here," he said.

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There is no ill will between the two companies

So, while we won’t be seeing Spider-Man in a Marvel movie anymore – at least not in the foreseeable future – it looks like the possibility of Tom Holland's Spider-Man meeting encountering Tom Hardy's Venom on the big screen is not entirely infeasible. How Marvel will handle the hanging plotlines left by the events of Avengers: Endgame and Spider-Man: Far From Home remains to be seen, though.

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We might get to see Tom Holland starring alongside Tom Hardy on the big screen

As for the (somewhat serious, somewhat joking) notion that Disney can just buy Sony to resolve the problem, Vinciquerra simply said that "Sony Pictures is not for sale."