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So… Marvel and Sony WERE working together on getting Spider-man into the Marvel movie-verse, huh?

December 10th, 2014 by Marc Comments


Ok, remember all the talk a while back that Marvel and Sony we trying to sork out a way that Spider-man could fit in with the Marvel Movies? And remember it looked like it was happening, then it wasn’t, then it was again? Well, it seems that it was in discussion at the two studios after all.

According to ‘Sony Hack’ Marvel had indeed approached Sony about getting the Spider-Man franchise back so Spidey could fit in the upcoming Civil War story.

According to Comic Book Movie and The Wall Street Journal the ‘Hack’ has seen emails and documents believed leaked by North Korean hackers – who are attacking Sony over the release of The Interview, a movie starring Seth Rogan and James Franco in which they plan to assassinate Kim Jong-un.

“According to The Wall Street Journal, emails to and from Sony’s motion picture chief Amy Pascal have been released which reveal discussions between her, various Sony executives, and Marvel/Walt Disney owner Robert Iger among others. In one dated October 30th, “Sony Pictures president Doug Belgrad tells Ms. 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 another, Pascal tells a business partner that Marvel want to include Spider-Man in Captain America: Civil War, a series which saw the character reveal his identity to the world.”

Sadly nothing came of the talks as an agreement couldn’t be reached.

However, the leaks did say that the will be a ‘Spidey-summit’ at Sony in January and future projects – including an animated Spidey comedy from The LEGO Movie’s Chris Miller and Phil Lord (!) and the Sinister Six, Venom, and female villains movies that we already knew about.

This is so infuriating to know that talks were going ahead and Spidey almost got into the MCU – although the part where Sony would still have creative control is probably where things fell apart. Does this mean there’s still a chance? Will the Marvel team-up still be part of the summit? Here’s hoping because, frankly, we’re not sure where else Spidey can go at Sony…

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Marc is a self-confessed nerd. Ever since seeing Star Wars for the first time around 1979 he’s been an unapologetic fan of the Wars and still believes, with Clone Wars and now Underworld, we are yet to see the best Star Wars. He’s a dad of two who now doesn’t have the time (or money) to collect the amount of toys, comics, movies and books he once did, much to the relief of his long-suffering wife. In the real world he’s a graphic designer. He started Following the Nerd because he was tired of searching a million sites every day for all the best news that he loves and decided to create one place where you can go to get the whole lot. Secretly he longs to be sitting in the cockpit of his YT-1300 Corellian Transport ship with his co-pilot Chewie, roaming the universe, waiting for his next big adventure, but feels just at home watching cartoons with his kids….

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