It’s becoming pretty clear from the Sony hack that the studio making the Spider-Man movies has no frickin’ clue what they’re doing with the franchise. Marvel hates the idea of an Aunt May movie and a female Spider-Man movie, and the only reason Avi Arad wants to make Venom is because he thinks the toys will sell well. Even worse, people within Sony actually believe that Stan Lee has the power to create new Spider-Man heroes so they could have their own Avengers!
This recent hack of Sony Pictures, and the hilarious revelations it’s brought about the executives, may be weakening Sony’s position when it comes to Spider-Man…and that means the Marvel deal could still be on the table. If it were to happen, Marvel wants a fresh start with the character as per Latino Review:
IF the Marvel/Sony deal were to go forward, Andrew Garfield would no longer be Peter Parker and any baggage from existing films, Raimi or Webb, would be non-canonical, Marvel doesn’t want any part of those films. The idea is that the Spider-Man romance movie has been played out over five installments, so any new Spider-Man films would focus on the difficulties of being a teenager and a superhero with a romance side-story, not the film’s focus. Marvel also thinks that the origin story is well-trodden territory, so any Spider-Man movies under this deal would begin with Peter Parker already leading a dual life.
This sounds like the best idea for a Spider-Man movie since Spider-Man 2. Please make this happen Marvel. Put all the pressure you need to on Sony. Everyone knows how stupid they are thanks to the leaked emails, exploit that to your advantage!