For a long time there have been rumors of some kind of deal between Sony and Marvel to allow Spider-Man to play in the Marvel Cinematic Universe. Marvel’s recent announcement of Civil War only fired up these rumors as Spidey played a big part in that story.
Now it appears that there were talks between Sony and Marvel to not only allow Spider-Man to appear in the next Captain America movie, but a new Marvel-produced trilogy. However, the Wall Street Journal explains that these talks fell apart:
In an Oct. 30 e-mail, Sony Pictures president Doug Belgrad tells Ms. Pascal about a potential scenario that would see Marvel produce a new trilogy of Spider-Man movies while Sony retains â€œcreative control, marketing and distribution.â€
In a separate e-mail, Ms. Pascal tells a business partner that Marvel wanted to include Spider-Man in its planned third â€œCaptain Americaâ€ movie.
They go on to explain that Sony now wants to do an animated Spider-Man comedy, as well as all of the dumb spin-off movies no one really cares about. Hopefully this information leaking out of the recent Sony hack will light a fire under people to force Sony back to the table to give fans what they really want.