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Sony planning Spider-man related movies and TV series for next ‘seven or eight years’ and more evidence that it’s connected to the MCU

March 19th, 2019 by Marc Comments

One of my favourite – and judging by the awards many others’ – movies of last year was Spider-man: Into The Spider-verse and it looks like, as expected, it’s just the beginning of a much bigger universe.

Sony Pictures Television chairman Mike Hopkins has revealed that the movie was just the beginning of the story – don’t forget too that Sony had Venom last year too that, while not well reviewed, delivered financially and will have a sequel filming soon: “We’re developing a lot of Marvel-related content, and I think we’ll be out in the market very soon with something really, really big and transformational for us, because we’ve not done any shows with Marvel before, with Marvel IP. So that’s a big piece of development that we’re onto.”

Of course, Sony owns apron 900 Marvel characters related to Spider-man, so Spidey himself need not necessarily be involved in them all (more on that in a bit).

“We have the next seven or eight years laid out as to what we’re going to do with that asset, and that will not only be on the film side — it’ll be on the TV side,” said Vinciquerra.

“Our television group will have its own set of characters from within that universe that we will seek to develop.”

But it seems it’s not just the Spider-verse that will be expanded, but also the Venom universe as Jared Leto is currently filming the Morbius: The Living Vampire movie and there’s plans for Black Cat, Silver Sable and Kraven the Hunter movies.

But here’s the thing, we’re hearing reports of an Agent Venom series which will see Flash Thompson – arch-nemesis of Peter Parker – becoming Venom, only a soldier version of the anti-hero.

But here’s the bing news, rumour is that actor Tony Revolori who plays Flash in the MCU’s Spider-man movies will get the gig. Now, we’ve speculated several times why the Sony movies are related to the MCU (here) and if this works out, then it’ll be another web, ahem, connecting the two universes.


Source: We Got This Covered and Superherohype

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….