The Sony hack has unleashed a whirlwind of information that the studio would have preferred remain private. In amongst the leaked salaries and email information was some discussion about what to do with Spider-Man.
The Wall Street Journal reports that, as recently as October, Sony execs were discussing “a potential scenario that would see Marvel produce a new trilogy of Spider-Man movies while Sony retains creative control, marketing and distribution.'”
An email from studio head Amy Pascal also mentioned the fact “Marvel wanted to include Spider-Man in its planned third Captain America movie.”
You can see why the talks about a Marvel trilogy that Sony kept control over broke down, and now the studio is moving ahead with their own plans for Peter Parker. The report notes that Sony is planning “Spidey Summit” where they will discuss the future of the franchise.
There’s apparently an animated comedy series in development from Chris Lord and Phil Miller (The Lego Movie, 21 Jump Street) that could see Peter’s wiseass nature brought back to the fore.
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