Are All Those Spider-Man Spin-Off Movies Still Happening?

Monday, 10 October 2016 - 7:57PM
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Monday, 10 October 2016 - 7:57PM
Are All Those Spider-Man Spin-Off Movies Still Happening?
Before Sony and Disney came to an agreement regarding Spider-Man's movie rights, Sony was planning a bunch of spin-off movies. There was going to be a Sinister-Six movie, a Venom movie, a movie led by an unnamed female character - tons of stuff. Since we haven't heard anything in a while, we assumed these were all put on hold - probably as part of the deal they made, with Marvel wanting to protect their property and not let Sony make anymore crummy movies. 

But apparently they're not as dead as we thought. At the premiere of Inferno in Florence, Italy on Saturday, Sony Pictures Entertainment's Motion Picture Group chairman Tom Rothman told Collider we can expect "real news as opposed to speculative news before too long" regarding the status of the expanded Spidey universe. This certainly makes it sound as if Sony is moving forward with some kind of Spider-Man spin-off films, though it's not clear which ones.

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Nor is it clear whether or not Marvel will be involved. As far as we know, Marvel is co-producing movies starring Spider-Man with Sony, but as far as potential spin-offs and side characters, who knows? They may have been included in the deal, or they may not have. Sony might have the full rights to make a Spider-Woman or Black Cat movie without involving Marvel at all. We hope that's not the case, but it may be possible.

Hopefully we'll be getting that "real news" Rothman spoke of real soon.

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