A few years ago, Sony gave the SPIDER-MAN universe the good ol' college try with THE AMAZING SPIDER-MAN 2. In that film, they set up what they'd hoped would be a SINISTER SIX film, which would've pre-empted DC in the whole "bad guys as leads" deal. Now that Spider-Man has joined the Marvel Cinematic Universe, one would expect that Sony Pictures would abandon creating their own little universe. No such luck.
According to Jeff Sneider on Popcorn Talk's "Meet the Movie Press," a SILVER SABLE project, which was first revealed during the Sony Leaks a couple years back, is still in the works, and Sony has turned to SHAME and SUFFRAGETTE screenwriter Abi Morgan to make it a reality. The character, for those unfamiliar, is an anti-hero and mercenary very much in the vein of Black Widow. She would apparently exist within the current SPIDER-MAN universe, and by proxy, the Marvel Cinematic Universe.
This certainly makes a lot of sense from Sony's point of view. While they're currently letting Marvel take the lead with SPIDER-MAN: HOMECOMING, they're very much in the business of making money off their golden child. This would allow them to expand this world, though it would definitely make things a bit confusing. Who would have creative control on this type of film, and how much would Marvel ultimately have to look over before Sony moved forward with it?
Of course, there is also a possibility that this character could exist in a completely different universe, as we already know that Sony is producing an animated Spider-Man film that's separate from the MCU.
What do you think? Is this a good move from Sony, or should they stick to making Spider-Man as good as he can be? Let us know your thoughts down below!
To se the scoop from Sneider, check it around 16:40 in the video below!
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SOURCE: Meet the Movie Press (via ComicBook.com)