Although the reason for the non-existence was never known de The Amazing Spider-Man 3, which would have been the third film interpreted by Andrew Garfield, it seems that little by little secrets and anecdotes are being revealed about how Spider-Man ended up being part of the Marvel Cinematic Universe in Disney+. The book The Story of Marvel Studios: The Making of the Marvel Cinematic Universe (via ComicBook) has detailed Kevin Feige’s role in the whole thing.
As explained in the pages of the book, signed by Paul Terry and Tara Bennet, the producer and Marvel Studios managed to convince Sony so that he refused to approve this project, which was going to narrate the confrontation of Spider-Man against the Sinister Six. It never happened and was apparently motivated by Feige’s efforts to gain control of Spider-Man’s rights in the then emerging MCU. We are talking about the years 2013-14, a key moment after the first Avengers movie.
That plan was carried out with the utmost discretion, as if it were a secret. “With no time to lose, Feige announced that they were ‘getting down to business’: every Marvel Studios executive producer was to be part of a secret two-day retreat held at a rented hotel in Santa Monica,” says the book. “No one else at Marvel Studios was informed what they were doing, only that it was a ‘reunion.’
It was in that closed room where two fundamental issues were put on the table: how the agreement between Sony and Marvel Studios would work and, on the other hand, if the agreement of five movies, what stories would be told. After that two-day retreat, Kevin Feige went to the offices of the production company of the tremamuros, Amy Pascal, in a complicated negotiation that ended up bearing fruit.
The result of that negotiation we do know: Spider-Man would end up looking like a trilogy of his own, although debuting somewhat earlier, in Captain America: Civil War, added to Avengers Infinity War and Avengers: Endgame.
Spider-Man: No Way Home will be released this December 17 in theaters with the aim of becoming a new cinematographic phenomenon, an event in which the multiverse opens the doors to all kinds of possibilities; including the presence of characters corresponding to other times and universes.