Marvel Has Discussed Spider-Man Appearing In Captain America: Civil War With Sony

SpiderDifferenceIn e-mails leaked by hackers this week, it's apparently confirmed that Marvel Studios and Sony Pictures Entertainment have had discussions about bringing Spider-Man into the Marvel Cinematic Universe.

Nevertheless, it appears the talks broke down and Sony will retain the rights to Spider-Man for the time being. The studio will reportedly have a summit in January where they reevaluate the franchise in the wake of a disappointing second installment in the Amazing Spider-Man franchise and the loss of co-writer and executive producer Roberto Orci earlier this year.

In an October 30 e-mail, The Wall Street Journal reports that Sony Pictures president Doug Belgrad tells Sony motion pictures chief Amy Pascal about a potential scenario that would see Marvel produce a new trilogy of Spider-Man movies while Sony retains creative control, marketing and distribution.

In a separate e-mail, Ms. Pascal tells a business partner that Marvel wanted to include Spider-Man in Captain America: Civil War.

WSJ says that the e-mails reveal CEOs Kaz Hirai and Robert Iger of Sony and Marvel, respectively, had been engaged in the talks.

Among the ideas on the table for January are the Sinister Six and Venom movies already planned, as well as the rumored, female-driven Spider-Verse movie and an animated Spider-Man comedy produced by Phil Lord and Chris Miller of The Lego Movie.

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  1. With Sony retaining creative control????? NO DEAL! If Marc Webb couldn't have any input, what makes Marvel think that Sony will let THEM have any??? Sony ain't nothin' but a bunch o' freakin Pharaohs! LET SPIDER-MAN GO ALREADY!!!

  2. Anonymous11717 said ... (original post)

    With Sony retaining creative control????? NO DEAL! If Marc Webb couldn't have any input, what makes Marvel think that Sony will let THEM have any??? Sony ain't nothin' but a bunch o' freakin Pharaohs! LET SPIDER-MAN GO ALREADY!!!

    I'm like 90% sure that's why talks fell through. Not only would Marvel not want that, but they probably COULDN'T ALLOW it from a practical standpoint without having to provide Sony way more information about their longer term plans than they want to.

  3. Oh FFS, just give Spiderman back to Marvel already!!!!   No one should have to sit through any more Sony-brand Spider-garbage ever again

  4. So Long as Orci is not involved, This franchise has potential under Sony. But if Sony wants to keep Orci, they are going to keep bleeding money like Black Tuesday

  5. rofl... they will never let Spider-Man go.

    Why should they? It makes them money.

    Marvel sold the movie rights to them, when they needed money.

    So Sony has every right to do what they want.

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