The hack into Sony Pictures has revealed some interesting details about the studios plans – or lack of – for its Spider-Man franchise as it looks to shake-up the property following the negative response to this year’s The Amazing Spider-Man 2. According to The Wall Street Journal, leaked emails have revealed:
– Extensive discussions between Sony and Walt Disney, with Sony Pictures president Doug Belgrand suggesting that Marvel could produce a new trilogy of Spider-Man movies with Sony retaining “creative control, marketing and distribution.”
– Amy Pascal revealing that Marvel Studios wanted Spider-Man to appear in 2016’s Captain America: Civil War, although talks broke down between the two parties, leading Sony to push ahead with its own Spider-Man slate.
– Pascal also approached Sam Raimi, director of the the first three Spider-Man movies, about a potential return to the franchise, either as director or producer.
– A “Spidey Summit” is reportedly set for January to discuss future Spider-Man plans, including an animated Spider-Man comedy from producers Chris Miller and Phil Lord (The LEGO Movie).
So, interesting stuff indeed, and it certainly looks like The Sinister Six, The Amazing Spider-Man 3, Venom: Carnage and the female-led spin-off are all up in the air at the moment.
How would you like to see Sony proceed with its Spider-Man franchise, and are you disappointed that a deal couldn’t be reached to see Spidey as part of Civil War?