Sony Pictures has revealed ambitious plans for a new Spider-Man cinematic universe. The studio is looking to expand the Spider-Man franchise beyond the current trilogy of films starring Tom Holland, and create a larger universe of interconnected films and TV shows.
The plans were revealed at a Sony Pictures presentation in Las Vegas, where the studio unveiled a slate of upcoming projects. The presentation included a look at the upcoming Spider-Man: Far From Home, as well as a tease of a new animated Spider-Man movie.
The studio also revealed plans for a live-action Spider-Verse movie, which will bring together multiple versions of Spider-Man from different universes. This could include the current Tom Holland version, as well as Tobey Maguire and Andrew Garfield’s versions of the character.
The studio also announced plans for a series of spin-off films, which will focus on other characters from the Spider-Man universe. This could include Venom, Black Cat, and Silver Sable.
Sony also revealed plans for a series of TV shows, which will be set in the same universe as the films. This could include a series focusing on Miles Morales, the new Spider-Man, as well as a series focusing on the villains of the Spider-Man universe.
Sony’s plans for a Spider-Man cinematic universe are ambitious, and could potentially create a huge franchise for the studio. It remains to be seen if the studio can pull off such an ambitious project, but it’s certainly an exciting prospect for fans of the character.
Sony Pictures has announced ambitious plans for an expanded Spider-Man cinematic universe. This announcement comes after the financial success of Marvel Studios’ Spider-Man: Far From Home, which grossed close to $1.1 billion worldwide and became Sony’s highest-grossing film of all time.
The new Spider-Man cinematic universe plan will include three franchises — “Spider-Verse”, “Venomverse” and “Spider-Man 2099” — with new movies and spin-off films focusing on individual characters. This will expand the universe to include Spider-Man’s iconic allies and adversaries such as Venom, Carnage, Morbius and Kraven the Hunter, as well as lesser-known characters such as Scorpion, Silver Sable, Black Cat and Nightwatch.
The upcoming Spider-Man spin-off movies will be produced by Sony’s Columbia Pictures, while Marvel Studios will still have a hand in developing the core Spider-Man movie franchise, which will see Tom Holland reprise his role as Peter Parker and Far From Home director Jon Watts returning to helm a third feature film.
Tom Rothman, chairman of Sony Pictures Entertainment Motion Picture Group, said in a statement, “This is the beginning of an exciting new chapter of the Spider-Man universe that will offer fans a whole new level of adventure and excitement. We are thrilled to be working with our partners at Marvel on these incredible franchises.”
The series of movies and spin-offs will kick off with Venom 2, directed by Andy Serkis, which is due to be released in October 2020. Joining Tom Hardy as Eddie Brock’s Venom will be Stephen Graham as Cletus Kasady, better known as supervillain Carnage.
Sony’s ambitious plans for the expanded Spider-Man cinematic universe is a clever attempt to capitalize on the success of the Marvel cinematic universe. With new movies and spin-offs, fans of the webslinger are in for an action-packed ride full of exciting new characters.