“Avengers” Director Sees Cutting Spider-Man From MCU As A “Tragic Mistake”

Tom Holland as Peter Parker/Spider-Man in "Spider-Man: Far from Home," 2019. Photo by Sony/Columbia/Marvel/Kobal/Shutterstock (10328602d)

Avengers director Joe Russo is disappointed that Sony has cut Spider-Man from the Marvel Cinematic Universe.

Joe Russo co-directed Avengers: Endgame with his brother, Anthony. Tom Holland’s Spider-Man stepped in last-minute to help save the day and then returned in Spider-Man: Far From Home.

The Russo brothers admitted that it was difficult to find a way for Sony and MCU to work together and incorporate Holland into the Avengers. Unfortunately, the collaboration recently came to end and Sony came to the decision to cut Spider-Man from the MCU.

Speaking with the Toronto Sun, Russo described this decision as a “tragic mistake.”

“We had a great run with [Marvel Studios President Kevin Feige] on Spider-Man movies. 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 said.

He added: “For the moment the door is closed.”