Can Sony save the Spider-Man franchise from DOOM?
After news broke about Disney and Sony failing to reach an agreement regarding their continued Spider-Man partnership, the internet was set ablaze. Social media was riddled with fury from all the Marvel fans and their feelings regarding the breakup.
Marvel fans were quick to criticize Sony for the decision. In an attempt to clear their name, Sony released a series of tweets on Tuesday evening regarding the discussion surrounding the profit-sharing dispute. Sony says it was “mischaracterized,” especially when it came to Feige’s role in the deal falling apart.
“We are disappointed, but respect Disney’s decision not to have him continue as a lead producer of our next live action Spider-Man film,” the studio said, adding that it hopes “this might change in the future.”
Is this truly another tragedy that comic fans will have to endure this summer, or could this be a unique opportunity for Sony to pivot the franchise in a new direction?
Let me explain…
In 1995, a comic book mini series was published by Marvel Comics and DC Comics called: Disordered Minds . The plot involves the Joker and Carnage meeting because a psychiatrist attempts a failed experiment which enables the two villains to form an alliance. Batman and Spider-man are forced to team up to defeat this destructive duo.
With the massive success of Venom and the introduction of Carnage, why not set the stage for both of the super heroes to link up? Not to mention the fact that DC has to reboot Batman after loosing Ben Affleck. This would actual present DC with a rare opportunity to fix the problem they have in the DC Universe. Currently in production is, “The Batman”, which is a stand alone film that does not include the other Justice League. This movie is following the release of , “The Joker”, another DC reboot.
The stars may be lined up just right for this to be a monumental match up. Only time will tell how this plays out. In the meantime we’ll have to wait and see what the creatives at Sony have in store for us.