Spider-Man Rumored to Be Shared by Sony Pictures & Marvel Soon
Over the past couple days, an interesting but vague story has been circulating about Marvel's plans for The Avengers 3. While there have been rumors that it might be split into two films, the contracts for the actors would make that tricky since most of them don't have enough films left in their contracts to fulfill a two-film split like that. But word on the street is that most of the heroes we've seen in The Avengers so far won't appear in the third assembly of the team, and that they're being saved for something else after that. Details are still too vague to really speculate on what that could happen with Avengers 3, but talks of someone big swinging into the Marvel cinematic universe could shake things up even more, but in a good way. Read on!
It's no secret that The Amazing Spider-Man franchise isn't doing as well as Sony Pictures had hoped. They've already delayed the third film in the franchise so they have time to rework the script and figure out what needs to be done to save Spidey. Well, one of the options seems to be finally teaming up with Marvel to share Spider-Man. HitFix has a story (which they caution couldn't be solidly verified yet) saying that Sony has had discussions with Marvel about opening up the availability of Spider-Man so that they can both use the webslinger on the big screen. Yes, we could see Spider-Man join The Avengers after all.
As of now, this is nothing more than a rumor, and even if it's true, there are only discussions and no solid plans yet. But still, the prospect of Marvel being able to play with one of their more popular characters in the big screen comic book sandbox they've created has our mouths watering. This would be a smart move for Sony, who would benefit from the character's popularity being reinvigorated by joining one of the most successful film franchises of all-time, and for Marvel, so gets to expand their world even more. This would be an incredible win for everyone involved, so let's hope that a deal comes together. Sound good?