The Sony leaks are the talk of the town the past couple of days. The headline: do not release The Interview. But we are not here to talk about that. That has had more than enough coverage. However, the leaks also brought up some interesting e-mails. Yes, Sony is currently in talks with Marvel to decide the fate of Spider-Man. These talks would ultimately decide whether Spider-Man is going to be solely owned by one studio or a shared property with Sony holding most of its rights.
I really want Spider-Man to fall back into the hands of his parent company and I can’t be the only one who thinks so. Right now, Marvel is a powerhouse while Sony is eating Marvel’s dust. Marvel has a plan, and somewhere, somehow Spidey fits into their equations perfectly. If they were to get their hands on the rights to own Spider-Man, Marvel would quickly decide whether or not to come up with a Spider-Man movie first and then integrate him into the Avengers or maybe start off with a cameo in Captain America: Civil War.
That’s not to say that Sony has no love for ol’ webhead. They just seem clueless on what to do with their major cash cow. The Amazing Spider-Man 2 was a hit and the ending basically told us that the next movie is going to see Spider-Man face off against the Sinister Six. But what then? Even though we could see an Amazing Spider-Man 3, Sony is looking at alternatives. They’re thinking of another potential reboot of the franchise.
Now I’m not against that, but if they wanna do another origin story, it’s going to be dreadful. What about the other Spider-Men? Maybe follow the Miles Morales storyline, bring Kraven into the picture or let’s blow minds by bring Gwen back from the dead as Spider-Gwen following the Clone Saga storyline.
But does Marvel really need him? Like I said, right now they’re a powerhouse and it looks like they are going to hold on to that title for the foreseeable future with or without one of their greats. This would also provide an opportunity for lesser-known characters to come into the limelight. Most people didn’t even know of the Guardians of the Galaxy until the movie came out. Could this be a way for the black cat to claw her way onto the silver screen?
While we all hope for the best, Spider-Man will continue to remain in our lives through other means. But maybe we would all rest better knowing that our friendly neighbourhood spider has his future sorted out.