Time to Release Spider-Verse Movie With Tom Holland:
Sony has once again gained complete control over Spider-Man as he will not be appearing in the MCU anymore. They’re obviously not to be blamed because it’s Disney who seems to have made an offer that any movie studio would refuse. Imagine if Universal & Marvel want to bring Dominic Toretto to the MCU, and later Disney steps in with the offer that they will finance the Fast & Furious with a 50-50 stake. Would Universal agree to that? Obviously not. Then why do people expect Sony to agree to this? Doesn’t Disney already have enough?
People claim that Spider-Man movies won’t work without the MCU in the same way that Spider-Man: Far From Home did. Well, it might be true, but there’s one thing that we now know for sure. Sony has learned from their mistakes and they’ve been working very closely with Kevin Feige and co in the last 3-4 years. So, they would have learned a trick or two to finally get Spider-Man right on their own.
Venom turned out to be great and then their animated entry, which was Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse got major critical acclaim. So, these two stories may provide the hint for where Sony should take Spider-Man next. We’ve already discussed that the Multiverse could be used to allow Tom Holland’s Peter Parker escape the situation that he’s currently stuck in. With that, he could team up with Venom and reside in that Universe forever (or at least until the deal gets resolved).
If not that, then Sony could actually make things even bigger. They’ve clearly seen that their multiverse formula works. Spider-Man: Far From Home was all about setting up the Multiverse even though it was faking it to hide the true story. The latter MCU films will introduce us to its Multiverse, so that obviously means that the Multiverse exists. Sony could now use that for bringing out a live-action Multiverse story.
They could bring the likes of Miles Morales, Spider-Gwen, Spider-UK, Spider-Man Noir & Spider-Man 2099 to their film. Moreover, we could finally get all of our fantasies to come true as Tom Holland could actually come across the versions of Andrew Garfield & Tobey Maguire. If Sony could pull this off, then they may successfully launch further spin-off for the likes of Spider-UK, Spider-Man 2099. Or they could even continue the stories of Tobey Magurie or Andrew Garfield. Both of them could get a Logan style send-off movie.
If Sony needs to make money with their Spider-Man movies then they will have to take these major steps bravely & carefully. It shouldn’t be rushed like the Justice League, and the visionary writers and directors should be allowed to bring their complete visions into the game. Only then could the Spider-Man model work and please people.
Yes, we do want Spider-Man to go back and meddle with the MCU, but if that isn’t going to be the case, then Sony will have no choice left but to take the Multiverse route. It’s much better than another reboot. We’ve had enough Spider-Men on screen. Now that people are aware of what Multi-verse is, it’s time to use that model and connect all those lose dangling threads.
It’s great that Sony took a stand for themselves. They were disappointed that they couldn’t continue working with Marvel. Sony’ spokesperson said:
“Much of today’s news about Spider-Man has mischaracterized recent discussions about Kevin Feige’s involvement in the franchise. 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. We hope this might change in the future, but understand that the many new responsibilities that Disney has given him – including all their newly added Marvel properties – do not allow time for him to work on IP they do not own. Kevin is terrific and we are grateful for his help and guidance and appreciate the path he has helped put us on, which we will continue.”
Let’s hope that things turn out well ultimately.