Most film fans know that before Marvel Studios began producing their own movies, they sold the rights to several major characters to other studios. For example, 20th Century Fox got the rights to the X-Men, Fantastic Four and Daredevil while Sony got Ghost Rider and the crown jewel, Spider-Man. At the time, it made perfect sense and begat several great movies. Now that Marvel movies are the biggest thing ever, though, the studio regrets letting those characters go because it completely kills an opportunity for more cross overs. Rival corporations would never help out one another, would they?

In the comics, Spider-Man has at times been a major member of The Avengers and though there was talk of Andrew Garfield, the star of the new Amazing Spider-Man, appearing in Joss Whedon’s The Avengers, it was nothing more than a rumor. However, it turns out the studios did agree on one crossover between the films, the timing just didn’t work out. After the jump, read about how the world of the new Amazing Spider-Man almost crossed over with The Avengers. Read More »

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THR published a recent article about how producer Avi Arad believes that “Hollywood will do for video games what it has done for comic-book superheroes”. Honestly, the article is almost totally pointless. Arad also believes that a big screen adaptation of the Robosapian toy is a great idea. But hidden in the article is a nice quote from Columbia Pictures president Matt Tolmach talking about Marc Webb‘s upcoming 3D Spider-Man reboot.

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