Having Sony and Marvel reunite over the way forward for Spider-Man films was, to most, a blessed occasion. With Tom Holland’s Peter Parker assured for extra Marvel Cinematic Universe adventures, in addition to his personal franchise getting a threequel to proceed his solo outings, it felt just like the job was accomplished and all was proper with the world. And but, I can’t assist however be bummed out about all of it.
I imply certain, bringing Spider-Man again into the MCU is one thing that’ll be thrilling to see proceed, because it’s labored quite nicely to this point. But with Sony quickly regaining full management over Spider-Man, my creativeness ran wild with the probabilities. Now, with these desires dashed in the intervening time, I’m going to share with you simply why Spider-Man returning to the Marvel Cinematic Universe is a bittersweet, double-edged sword.
Sony’s Spider-Man Could Have Gotten Weirder Than Ever
In the run as much as the eventual reconciliation between Sony’s Spider-Verse and Marvel’s Cinematic Universe, there have been so many potentialities that have been bandied about with reference to the place the longer term Spider-Man movies would go. Potential crossovers with Venom and Morbius, in addition to the lately introduced Madame Web spinoff, had the potential to go into the actually bizarre, interconnected world that their properties have shared within the comics.
But with a reunited Marvel/Sony partnership, these crossovers is perhaps extra sedate affairs involving an evil symbiote, a vampire and a clairvoyant crime fighter. Which, to be sincere, continues to be higher than nothing. Though seeing a Spider-Man film with Tom Holland within the position, and outdoors of the Marvel Cinematic Universe’s rigorously tended backyard, is one thing that was an thrilling silver lining.
A Sequel To Into The Spider-Verse Could Be Impacted
As producer/former Sony chair Amy Pascal teased to the world that there was undoubtedly work being accomplished on a Spider-Man: Into The Spider-Verse sequel, there nonetheless hasn’t been a complete affirmation or announcement of the potential manufacturing begin/launch date. While it doesn’t really feel like a mission that may be affected by the Sony/Disney live-action deal, there’s a risk that no matter this new settlement stipulates may play a job in that movie’s manufacturing.
Namely, Disney and Marvel received’t desire a competing movie that would not solely see Spider-Man: Into The Spider-Verse’s solid of characters going through off towards the MCU correct, however may additionally make a ton of cash by its mere existence. Much just like the live-action movies, Disney might also desire a say in what Spider-Verse’s sequel and characters can or can not do below this new settlement, which can stall any ongoing growth.
Building The Sony Spider-Verse Would Be Amazing Competition For The MCU
This is an effective time to reiterate that certainly not is the Sony/Marvel reunion a foul concept. It’s unbelievable that Peter Parker can nonetheless proceed to be an superior ally to The Avengers, and seeing him probably riff with characters like Doctor Strange and Black Panther’s Shuri is one thing that may be neat to observe unfold on the massive display screen. And but, if Spider-Man was pressured to compete with the Marvel Cinematic Universe, which may have resulted in larger and higher movies.
Spider-Man may have been pressured to make use of the Sinister Six card, lastly making Peter Parker’s worst nightmares come true, which in flip may have led Marvel to play the Illuminati card, drawing within the Fantastic Four and X-Men into the MCU as soon as and for all. Now that everybody is in line as soon as once more, and everybody’s on the identical web page, all events can afford to attend till they really feel like utilizing these ideas.
Spinoffs Like Spider-Gwen Feel Further Off In An MCU Partnership
In one other case of the animated world transferring quicker than the live-action universe, Spider-Man: Into The Spider-Verse’s public acceptance led Sony to announce work being accomplished on a sequel to that movie, in addition to an “untitled Spider-centric project.” As there are any variety of characters, from Spider-Gwen to Spider-Man 2099, who might be used for that movie’s inspiration, these types of plans might be pushed to the facet relying on the roadmap/circumstances that Disney and Sony have agreed upon.
What if Marvel Studios needs Spider-Gwen to be a live-action spinoff quite than an animated ass kicker? Could Sony see itself on the receiving finish of a deal much like the one which noticed Hulu’s Ghost Rider sequence get its plug pulled, presumably for some deliberate Marvel Cinematic Universe motion? Those are questions value asking in gentle of an settlement that would have seen each studios shrewdly negotiating, with all the things and something on the desk.
We’re Probably Going To Go Through This Spider-Man Drama Again In The Future
Everything talked about above results in the last word bummer that appears to rear its head but once more sooner or later within the close to future. We’ve already seen Marvel Studios and Sony Pictures stall, balk and ultimately pull what may have been an act of company theater so as to set off a renegotiation for Spider-Man’s destiny. So what’s to say it received’t occur once more?
What if, in the end, Sony and Marvel probably get into a much bigger, extra extended battle that sees the 2 events not seeing spider-eye to spider-eye? It’s a scary thought, however with the success of Spider-Man: Far From Home solely promising a much bigger return for its 2021 slated sequel, one other break up would imply larger stakes, and presumably larger ways to maintain this Spider-Family collectively.
Tom Holland was apparently a key determine in with the ability to make issues work out between Sony and Disney, however he can solely accomplish that a lot. There’s an opportunity that no matter potential battle awaits down the highway, it might be an excessive amount of for Holland alone to battle.
Spider-Man: Far From Home is presently on 4K, Blu-ray, and DVD, in addition to Digital HD. Stay tuned to CinemaBlend for extra updates on the Web-Slinger’s large display screen future, and remember to look by means of our complete information on what else is coming down the MCU pipeline. You may also maintain observe of what films are nonetheless to return this yr in our 2019 launch schedule.