When Sony-owned Spider-Man was rumored to appear in Disney’s Marvel Universe, it seemed like an attempt for Sony to get help during a financial struggle. The original thought was for Disney-Marvel to borrow the IP, then Spider-Man would be on his way for yet another reboot.
What we didn’t expect, and what was just confirmed by Marvel Studio’s Kevin Feige, was the relationship with Disney-Marvel and Sony will continue. Disney-Marvel owned characters will be making an appearance in the next Spider-Man film.
Deals between studios have occurred in the past, but an extended relationship like this is unprecedented without acquisition. If acquisition isn’t in the works, then Marvel and Sony are really interested in creating something for their huge followings in addition to banking on those box office numbers.
The reboot franchise will feature Tom Holland as Peter Parker, forgiving and forgetting, Andrew Garfield’s run as Peter Parker in The Amazing Spider-Man. It was previously reported that the future series will move away from the origin story because Uncle Ben can only die so many times. Spoilers.
What will this mean for the future of Spider-Man? And when is Fox going to offer up Fantastic Four? Let us know what you think in the comments below!