With the release of Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse this weekend, and the global success of Venom, Sony has righted the Spider-ship that had sunk in the public’s eyes after the disappointment of The Amazing Spider-Man 2.
Now, the future of Sony’s Spider-Man universe is starting to look brighter — and more crowded with Spider projects — than ever. Among them: the long-gestating Sinister Six movie centering around the webslinger’s biggest rogues, and a Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse sequel that, thanks to producer Amy Pascal, we now know more about.
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Not so long ago, in 2014, Drew Goddard was working on Marvel’s Daredevil, and scheduled to write and direct Sinister Six for Sony. That was before the Sony email hack, and the new plan for Spider-Man to be produced by Marvel, and a host of other events and decisions.
Goddard is no longer making the Sinister Six movie because that movie is no longer happening. But the plan for that film, which he calls “the giant, epic Spider-Man movie of my dreams,” was originally set to have it take place somewhat outside movie continuity, and Goddard says it could be revived if Marvel and Sony want it. Read More »
Posted on Tuesday, September 15th, 2015 by Angie Han
What sold Ben Affleck on Batman v Superman? Where will the next Captain America: Civil War footage be revealed? What’s with Apocalypse’s costume in X-Men? Why won’t James Gunn use the Sneepers in Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2? Does Mark Ruffalo like Amadeus Cho as the new Hulk? How does Scarlet Witch fit into Captain America: Civil War? What does Drew Goddard have to say about the Sinister Six movie that never was? Read about all this and more in today’s Superhero Bits. Read More »
Writer/director Drew Goddard (Cloverfield, Cabin in the Woods, World War Z) is out promoting his latest writing gig adapting The Martin for Ridley Scott, and is speaking up about why he isn’t directing a Spider-Man movie, if we’ll ever seen a Cabin in the Woods sequel and details on his involvement in season 2 of Netflix’s Daredevil television series. Hit the jump to find out what he said.
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The grand total of cash exchanged between Sony Pictures and Marvel/Disney over the use of Spider-Man is $0.00.
That’s right. According to a report by Variety, neither studio will share profits over any of the films that include the webslinger. Nor is producer Kevin Feige getting anything extra to produce a 2017 Spider-Man film. Everyone will keep the gross of their films, and that’s it. The deal is strictly based on the belief that including Spider-Man in Marvel movies, and making Sony’s movie part of the Marvel Cinematic Universe, will increase the bottom line for everyone.
Among the other Spider-Man updates are the fact the new actor playing the role will, in fact, be younger and that the planned spin-offs such as Sinister Six, Venom and the female centric film are still in development. Read more about the Spider-Man Sony Marvel deal below. Read More »
Want to see a possible look at the Bat armor in Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice? Could Sinister Six actually be getting ready to shoot? Are their problems with the Justice League script? What power is Oscar Isaac excited for in X-Men: Apocalypse? How long did Paul Bettany know about his role in Avengers: Age of Ultron? Will season one of The Flash have a big cliffhanger? Read about all this and more in today’s Superhero Bits. Read More »
Posted on Monday, December 15th, 2014 by Angie Han
Ryan Gosling has kept a pretty low profile lately, but that could change soon as he is being considered for two major projects. Sony reportedly wants him for Sinister Six, while Gosling himself is interested in Paul Feig‘s Ghostbusters reboot.
If he signs on for the latter he may join Emma Stone and Jennifer Lawrence, who are also among Feig’s wishlist for the cast. More details on the possible Ryan Gosling Sinister Six and Ghostbusters casting after the jump. Read More »
What’s the deal with Spider-Man? It’s the question fans have been asking all summer. The Amazing Spider-Man 2 was a major disappointment in almost all respects; following its debut grand plans to continue the franchise were completely reshuffled. As it officially stands right now, Drew Goddard‘s Sinister Six film will be out in 2016 and The Amazing Spider-Man 3 will follow in 2018. There will also be a female-focused film sandwiched somewhere in the middle. That’s all official via Sony.
However the latest rumors suggest some, if not all of that might not be true anymore. Yesterday, the very reputable Drew McWeeny at Hitfix said he’d heard rumblings Sony was talking to Marvel Studios about working out some kind of deal for a crossover. Then today, the equally reputable Devin Faraci at Badass Digest said that’s just one of the possibilities he’s heard Sony is considering with the characters. The others are a “soft reboot” with the Sinister Six, completely shelving the character for a few years, and canceling the planned Venom movie. Read more about these Spider-Man franchise rumors below. Read More »
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There’s no mystery about the fact that superhero films have become one of the dominant forms of the movie business in the US, but the success of Marvel’s universe-building approach is still resounding as other studios race to catch up. Two rumors today are directly concerned with the ways in which other companies are trying to get a piece of Marvel’s success. One says that Fox is developing an X-Men TV series, while another report claims that Sony and Marvel are knocking together a way in which Spider-Man could end up in a Marvel film. Read More »
Posted on Wednesday, September 10th, 2014 by Angie Han
You’d think Andrew Garfield‘s involvement would be crucial to the Spider-Man franchise, seeing as he’s, y’know, Spider-Man. But as Sony makes plans to expand the universe, it seems Spidey won’t be the star of every show anymore. Indeed, according to Garfield, it doesn’t even matter whether he shows up in the upcoming spinoff Sinister Six. Read his comments after the jump.
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