Ever since it was announced that Marvel and Sony would be teaming up to bring Spider-Man into the Marvel Cinematic Universe, fans have had plenty of questions regarding Sony’s future projects involving the character. After all, following The Amazing Spider-Man 2‘s weak showing at the box office, it was announced that the studio had brought in Drew Goddard to write and direct a Sinister Six movie. Around that time, it was also rumored that the studio was looking into a possible female team-up film, although it was never entirely certain just which characters they’d intended on using for that team-up project. (Black Cat seemed to be the only character that seemed a sure thing.) Now fast forward to October 2016. The first Spider-Man film co-produced by Marvel and Sony, Spider-Man: Homecoming, has officially wrapped production and is set to hit the big screen on July 7th of next year.
As of right now, that’s the only Spider-led film to be announced by either studio with the exception of Sony’s animated Spider-Man movie which is not a part of the MCU. This, of course, doesn’t mean other projects haven’t been rumored. Earlier this year, The Hollywood Reporter broke the news that Sony was looking to make a Venom film. However, according to THR’s sources, the project was being developed as its own thing, completely separate from the Spidey films being produced alongside Marvel. That news led to even more confusion among fans. Would Sony continue making their own Spidey related films outside of the MCU? And if so, how exactly would that work? Unfortunately, we haven’t really received too many answers regarding these questions, however, Tom Rothman, the chairman of Sony Pictures Entertainment’s Motion Picture Group, believes that’ll change rather soon.
While talking to the folks over at Collider, Rothman briefly addressed the rumored projects by stating that fans can expect “real news” soon.
“We’re working on a lot of that stuff,” he said. “There’s a concerted effort, so I think there will be real news as opposed to speculated news before too long.”
Should Marvel and Sony announce any future spinoffs related to Spider-Man, what would you like them to be? Sound off in the comments below!
Spider-Man: Homecoming, which stars Tom Holland as the web-slinger and was directed by Jon Watts, is set to hit the big screen on July 7th, 2017.