Posted on Wednesday, January 14th, 2015 by Germain Lussier
UPDATE: As expected, Sony denied this rumor. Disney wouldn’t comment. Read more below.
Today’s juicy rumor comes from the land of Marvel. We all know about the talks Sony and Marvel Studios had over the last year about what to do with Spider-Man. Marvel wanted him back. Sony was open to sharing after The Amazing Spider-Man 2. Both sides discussed it, but as far as we know an agreement could not be reached. The original plan was for the web-slinger to appear in 2016’s Captain America: Civil War. For now, as far as we know, Spider-Man remains at Sony, maybe appearing in The Sinister Six or The Amazing Spider-Man 3, if those movies even happen.
Well, the latest rumor doesn’t know what’s happening with Spider-Man at Sony but believes the company was able to work out a deal with Marvel. But since Captain America: Civil War will be in production very soon, the next opportunity for the character to appear is Avengers: Infinity War Part 1 in 2018. Which, supposedly, is what’s going to happen. Read more about the Spider Man Avengers 3 rumor below.
The rumor comes from Latino Review, a site well-known for its ability to land bing superhero scoops. Sometimes they get to the news too early and it doesn’t work out; often, it does. Still, this is such a huge jump, we’re still going to continue to classify it as a rumor.
Their article has a lot of details about how Marvel’s Phase Three plays out and how Spider-Man will fit in. If you want to read those details, please do, but be aware they involve some MASSIVE possible spoilers I myself was kind of upset I read. They involve fates of major characters in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, that kind of thing. I don’t want to get into specifics because it’s all potentially so huge.
But their declaration is plain and clear: “Spider-Man IS in [Avengers: Infinity War Part 1], the Sony deal went through.”
We’ve contacted both Disney and Sony about this but don’t expect to hear anything. If anything, straight denials are the most likely. And if that happens (it hasn’t as of press time), it could be true, or it could just be two major corporations protecting a potentially multi-billion dollar surprise. And who could blame them?
What do you think of the Spider Man Avengers 3 rumor? Does it sound plausible? What could it mean for the future of Sony’s Spider-Man movie?
UPDATE: Hours after this story ran, Sony has finally denied this rumor to Comic Book Resources. Which I predicted above. Disney had no comment. Frankly, I’m surprised. I figured, if the rumor was true, they’d admit their super secret plans to the public three years in advance. But that’s just me.Cool Posts From Around the Web: