Sinister Six, Venom, & Female Spider-Man Universe Spinoff Films Still Moving Forward
Sony is still up for three of its Spiderman spin-off films, Sinister Six, Venom and a Female Spider-Man led movie. Although Spiderman 3 may be dead after Sony’s monumental announcement of teaming up with Marvel for a future Spiderman pic. The studio will still be pushing its plans on releasing its Spidey spin-offs. Read on for more details on this story.
According to Variety, the studio will head the production despite the fact that it will be rebooting its Spiderman franchise again. According from Variety’s sources, the studio is still moving forward with its spinoffs as well as the female spiderman led pic. To further prove this case Wall Street Journal reports that Sony has not cancelled the “Sinister Six” pic, but has instead delayed its release for November of next year.
The struck deal between the two studios will bring in the character into Marvel’s Cinematic Universe which will then break off onto its own franchise by Sony. Marvel Studios’ producer and president, Kevin Feige and Sony’s former co-chief Amy Pascal will be co-producing the Spiderman pic, despite having left Sony last week. Comicbook.com reported that Feige is involved with the new Spiderman pics but “he is currently not expected to be creatively involved in the spinoffs.”
Variety also reported that the deal between the two studios is more of a quid pro quo transaction. Unfortunately, Marvel Studios won’t be paying Sony Pictures for the rights to put Spider-Man in “Captain America: Civil War,” or the “Avengers, ” but the studio “won’t receive a cut of the box office for any of Sony’s films featuring Spiderman.” On the other hand, Sony will be sole financing, distributing and own final creative control of the Spider-Man films and at the same time, “won’t receive a percentage of the revenue Disney makes from Marvel’s films that have Spider-Man, either.”
The next step for both studios is recasting the web head, which will be making his first appearance on the Marvel Cinematic Universe in “Captain America 3: Civil War”, as early as possible. The studios are currently eyeing The Maze Runner’s Dylan O’ Brien and Percy Jackson’s Logan Lerman, both 23, to play the teenaged version Spiderman, though neither actor has been approached yet. Marvel has supposedly expressed interest to bring back Spiderman back into an as early status quo, returning the webslinger back into high school while resetting his love life. Marvel plans to spend more time in this setting and explore his awkward relationship with other students while fighting crime out of the classroom.
Andrew Garfield who played the Webslinger for Sony’s “Amazing Spiderman” reboot will not be returning for the franchise, while “Amazing Spiderman” co-producers Avi Arad and Matt Tolmach have been downgraded into executive producers for the future Spiderman films, giving them less creative control of the franchise. Marc Webb who directed the “Amazing Spiderman” reboot and its sequel won’t be returning along with Garfield.
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