So now that Tom Holland is officially the MCU’s Spider-man and Marvel and Sony are apparently great friends now and looking forward to Spider-man: Homecoming, what is next for the webslinger and, indeed, the two studios?
Well, it looks like the harmony is set to continue…
Speaking to THR Sony Pictures Entertainment chairman Tom Rothman was asked if a Spider-man universe would happen or more partnerships with Marvel and he merrily replied: “Yes to both those questions!”
“It’s been fantastic, our relationship with Marvel,” he gushed on.
And, while this is great, we’re exactly sure what it entails. We know Sony were planning a Spider-man universe with Amazing Spider-man 3 (now dead), Venom, Sinister Six and others, so we’re guessing we may see some of these ideas resurrected now… could you imagine a Marvel Sinister Six movie!?
“Sony has the ultimate authority,” Rothman said, “but we have deferred the creative lead to Marvel, because they know what they’re doing.”
However, what we are currently curious about this the Spider-man animated movie which is rumoured to focus on Miles Morales rather than Peter Parker as Spidey.
Will it still be a Sony movie or will it now tie into the MCU? Rothman’s not saying: “We have dated Christmas 2018 for what I believe is truly going to be a breakthrough animated sensation. [Phil] Lord and [Chris] Miller, who did the Lego movies, are doing an animated Spider-Man. And it has a very breakthrough look to it, and a fantastic story, and it’s independent from our Marvel Spider-Man.”
Get ready for a lot more Spidey in your life… never a bad thing.