Earlier this week, hackers leaked private Sony documents which revealed that they had talks with Marvel about working together on Spider-Man movies. According to that report, the talks were dead, but Latino Review claims that a deal is still on the table.
Marvel wants to share the rights to Spider-Man in a 60/40 split (with Marvel getting the larger part). In that deal, Marvel would gain creative control and Sony would handle distribution. Latino Review continues with more details:
IF the Marvel/Sony deal were to go forward, Andrew Garfield would no longer be Peter Parker and any baggage from existing films, Raimi or Webb, would be non-canonical, Marvel doesn’t want any part of those films. The idea is that the Spider-Man romance movie has been played out over five installments, so any new Spider-Man films would focus on the difficulties of being a teenager and a superhero with a romance side-story, not the film’s focus. Marvel also thinks that the origin story is well-trodden territory, so any Spider-Man movies under this deal would begin with Peter Parker already leading a dual life. Spider-Man making his debut in Captain America: Civil War is still a distinct possibility and would serve as the character’s introduction to the Marvel Cinematic Universe. But as of now Spider-Man will NOT be in Civil War. I was told that they have a script nailed down.
Sony executives will be getting together in January to discuss the future of their Spider-Man franchise, and right now it seems like anything is possible… including that deal with Marvel. What do you make of this news? Would you miss Andrew Garfield? Let me know in the comments below.
SOURCE: Latino Review