Sony executive Tom Rothman has revealed that talks are underway between Marvel and Sony to create a Spider-Man universe, with Marvel Studios leading the project.
Rothman told The Hollywood Reporter: “It’s been fantastic, our relationship with Marvel”, referencing the previous collaborative agreement that allowed the web-slinger to appear in Civil War. Tom Holland, who was cast in the role received widespread praise for the role, and is set to star in the solo movie Spider-Man: Homecoming next summer.
He continued, saying: “Sony has the ultimate authority. But we have deferred the creative lead to Marvel, because they know what they’re doing. We start shooting the new Spider-Man in Atlanta [in mid-June].” He then went on to affirm his interest in being involved in a wider Spider-Man universe, finishing off by stating “A movie like Spider-Man by Marvel, that’s not inexpensive. But it’s a great investment. Knowing that Marvel has such a clear, creative vision, I sleep very well at night.”
For Marvel fans, the potential of a great Spider-Man film is something that has not existed for a long time. If Homecoming does hit the spot, and Holland excels again, this new universe could be one of the best decisions that both Marvel and Sony have made in recent years.
Spider-Man: Homecoming is released in the UK on 7th July 2017 and stars Robert Downey Jnr., Tom Holland, Zendaya, Marisa Tomei and others including Martin Starr. Watch Holland as Spider-Man below: