Speaking to the Toronto Sun recently, Joe Russo said, "Stepping back and trying to be objective as possible, I think it's a tragic mistake on Sony's part to think that they can replicate Kevin [Feige]'s penchant for telling incredible stories and the unbelievable success he has had over the years". However, it turns out that a different draft of Fury's monologue teased the existence of X-Men and Spider-Man, nearly a decade before Disney would acquire Marvel and subsequently acquire the film rights to the X-Men franchise, as well as share film rights with Sony.
'He kind of looked after me and took me under his wing a little bit. The director duo has previously also admitted that it was very hard for them to get Spider Man into the Marvel Cinematic Universe.
Joe's brother Antony Russo said bringing the character to the film wasn't easy.
Back to Iron Man, Scarlett Johansson first appeared in the MCU in 2010 in Iron Man 2, when she played a certain Stark employee named Natalie Rushman. We'll learn exactly how Nat was turned to SHIELD and what happened in Budapest - I mean, come on, they have to show us what happened with Nat and Clint's in Budapest.
In the aftermath of the news, the actor gushed about his experience with the MCU to Entertainment Weekly. 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".
That must be unbelievable news to fans eager to see Downey Jr.'s Stark on the big screen at least one more time... assuming of course that the leak is accurate.