Sounds like Sony wants a little more MCU crossover events in their film diet.
The future of the MCU is ever-changing. It has had countless factors thrown into the mix over the years. The inclusion of Spider-Man in it is perhaps the biggest one. And, for a while, it seemed like that deal between Disney and Sony was safe as safe could be. After all, why would anyone want to cancel such a lucrative deal? And then, last year, Spider-Man almost left the MCU, leaving us all to wonder just how long this whole thing could last.
Well, there’s a new rumor that at least indicates Sony has Marvel Studios on the mind. This comes from Daniel Richtman, who is a solid track record on all fronts. According to a new post exclusive to his Patreon account (via TheDirect), Sony wants to have more crossovers with the MCU. The hope here is that it will help boost their own pocket universe, which is called the Sony Universe of Marvel Characters.
So far, the only character to have direct connection to the MCU is Spider-Man. Venom was largely a standalone picture, and while we expect something similar from its sequel and Morbius, it’s very possible, they’ll at least try to cross things over with Spider-Man. I mean, Olivia Wilde’s involvement in a Spider-Woman film could make this an inevitability. By extension, this would connect the MCU to the lesser-known characters in Sony’s universe.
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This isn’t new, apparently. Richtman even said that Sony hoped Captain America would help introduce the Sinister Six. I honestly have no idea how they’d do that, but given that Steve Rogers has retired, that idea’s out the window. Of course, Sam Wilson is taking on the mantle, so I guess it’s still possible for him to help prime audiences for a whole slew of Spider-Man baddies.
Personally, this makes me a bit wary. While I like the idea of utilizing the Sinister Six in a Spider-Man movie, I’m not crazy about them getting their own standalone flick. But Sony’s gonna Sony, I guess, and they’re always eager to cash in.
How do you feel about Sony hoping for more MCU crossover events in the future? Does it cement the possibility of Spider-Man staying in the MCU? Let us know your thoughts down below!
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SOURCE: Daniel Richtman (via TheDirect)