Word came yesterday that the "Venom" and "Sinister Six" movies will not only arrive before "The Amazing Spider-Man 4" but will be integrated with "The Amazing Spider-Man 3". Just how integrated though?
Namely, the big question everyone's asking is if Andrew Garfield's Spider-Man will show up for a brief appearance in either one of the spin-off films.
Producer Matt Tolmach was asked just that at the UK premiere of "The Amazing Spider-Man 2" last night in the UK. He tells HeyUGuys:
"We'll see. That would be an enormous spoiler I cannot give you. I'll just say that anything is possible. That's the fun of that, and that is what you see in some of those Marvel movies. Once you sort of decide to open up the universe, the rules go out of the window and you get to have fun. So, without actually answering the question, we'll see what happens!"
Asked if there has been any discussions, at any level, about any character from the Spider-Man films popping up in the Marvel Studios movies, Tolmach says:
"We talk about everything all the time, but Marvel and Disney and Sony are obviously two very different companies. As great as it would be, the truth is no. Right now, we are working with the characters in the Spider-Man universe, and there are tons of them. The question everyone asks, 'Is Spider-Man going to show up in The Avengers?', that's not a plan for now. Right now, the truth about Spidr-Man is that he swings along. That's his plight, so it's not happening anytime soon."
There's a video version of his answers which you can see below: