In a recent hacker attack to Sony, a leaked e-mail reveals that Marvel Studios and Sony Pictures have been in discussions on bringing "Spider-Man" onto Marvel’s Cinematic Universe. Read on for further details.
Acoording to Comicbook.com, the "Sony Hack" email, which was dated last Oct. 30, 2014, reports about Spider-Man's appearance was included in a discussion between Sony Pictures president Doug Belgrad and Sony motion pictures chief Amy Pascal. It was said they discussed about a potential scenario that will see "Marvel producing a new trilogy of Spider-Man flicks with Sony retaining creative control, marketing and distribution rights."
But apparently, it is further revealed that the talks between the two camps have broken down, with Sony retaining the rights to "Spider-Man" at the time being. Moreover, the studio is reported to have a summit in January to re-evaluate the franchise and the loss of co-writer and executive producer Roberto Orci earlier this year. In a separate matter, another e-mail from Pascal reveals that Marvel wanted to include Spider-Man on the third installment of the "Captain America" franchise, “Captain America: Civil War.”
"Captain America: Civil War" is the third and final installment of Marvel’s "Captain America" franchise. The film will feature the return of Chris Evans as the titular Captain America, as well as the appearance of Robert Downey Jr.’s character, Tony Stark/Iron Man. "Civil War" will see the implementation and consequences of the Superhero Registration Act, a legislative bill that will require mandatory registration of all superheroes, revealing their identities to the U.S. government. Not all heroes are in favor of the law, dividing the superhero community down the middle, those who support the Superhero Registration Act, the Pro-Registration, who rally under the banner of Iron Man; and those who don’t, the Anti-Registration, aligning with the ideals of Captain America. The clash within two different ideals will see good-intentioned superhero characters finding themselves upon different sides. "Captain America: Civil War" is set to hit the screens on May 6, 2016.
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