Sony E-Mails Detail Marvel “Spider-Man” Talks

A few tidbits about Sony’s “Spider-Man” franchise have come to light courtesy of The Wall Street Journal. With the film series in a state of flux in the wake of the under performing “The Amazing Spider-Man 2,” the new report seems to confirm the studio is considering a number of possibilities right now regarding the character’s future.

First up, a little over a month ago came a reported discussion about the possibility of Marvel Studios producing a new “Spider-Man” trilogy – one which would see Sony retain “creative control, marketing and distribution.” It’s also suggested that Marvel wants to include Spider-Man in its planned “Captain America: Civil War” film in 2016.

The paper says that it was Marvel who approached Sony about the possibility, but talks later broke down between the pair and Sony is going it alone with its own Spider-Man slate. One project on said slate involves “The Lego Movie” directors Chris Miller and Phil Lord who apparently have a “Spider-Man” animated comedy in development at the studio.

However, the shape of that slate likely won’t be made clear until next month when a “Spidey summit” between studio executives is planned to discuss the franchise’s future.