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Sony Plans to Connect "Spider-Man" to Studio's Other Marvel Movies

Sun 30 May 2021 | 12:00 PM
Yara Sameh

Sony President Sanford Panitch revealed that there is a plan to connect "Spider-Man" to the studio's emerging franchise of Marvel spinoff movies.

Since 2016, Disney-owned Marvel Studios used Spider-Man (played by Tom Holland) in the Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU) as part of an unprecedented deal with Sony, the current owners of the character's movie rights.

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The studios co-produced solo MCU movies "Spider-Man: Homecoming", "Spider-Man: Far From Home", and the forthcoming "Spider-Man: No Way Home".

All the while, Sony planned to launch its own franchise of live-action Marvel spinoff movies centered around the various members of Spider-Man's villains.

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The studio kicked off the plan in 2018 with Venom and is slated to continue with its upcoming sequel "Venom: Let There Be Carnage", "Morbius", and a movie around Kraven the Hunter, which stars Aaron Taylor-Johnson in the lead role.

Sony's movies have featured various Marvel cameos including, The "Morbius" trailer featuring a photo of Spider-Man, as well as a cameo by Michael Keaton, who played Adrian Toomes/Vulture in "Spider-Man: Homecoming".

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In an interview with Variety, Panitch shared that Sony doesn't believe that its 900 characters as the Spidey-verse, noting: "We have a Marvel universe. The volume of characters we have -- you know, wait until you see this next Venom. You don't miss Spider-Man... It'll be exciting if they do meet, right?"

"There actually is a plan. I think now maybe it's getting a little more clear for people where we're headed and I think when 'No Way Home comes out', even more will be revealed." he added.