With all the discussions and hearsay about a Marvel Cinematic Universe without Iron Man, Thor and Captain America, a new report has suggested that Marvel would like to incorporate Spider-man into their shared universe and apparently Sony seem up for the idea too.
Over at HitFix, they reported that Marvel has spoke about netting a deal to try and snatch up Spidey from Sony’s sticky web (Marvel gave up the rights to many of their characters before deciding to create their own studio after the success of the Raimi Spider-man films). However, although there have been discussions, there is no confirmation of this actually happening.
Spider-man is Sony’s baby so this all seems highly unlikely – but never say never, as the saying goes. HitFix – who have a pretty good track record when it comes to hearsay – reported this on their site: “While I can’t get the confirmations I need to verify the story, I’m hearing that there are some very cool “Spider-Man” plans being discussed that would help Sony refocus their enormously important franchise while also opening up some connections in the onscreen Marvel movie universe that would blow fandom’s minds. Will it work out? I don’t know. I would love to be able to state for sure that it’s happening. What seems clear from what I’ve heard is that Marvel wants to be able to play with all of their characters, and if they can make that work creatively and on a corporate level, they will, and that means the world gets bigger again.”
Contrastingly, according to the site, Fox are far less co-operative when it comes to sharing their X-men characters with Marvel. They seem quite cosy with their own shared universe further expanding it with a Deadpool movie scheduled for release in 2016.
Sony’s next Spidey-verse installment — The Sinister Six — is slated for a November 11, 2016 release.