Sony: Mysterio & Other Characters Solo Films
After taking Spider-Man out of the MCU, we’ve got new reports that are all over the place. Sony’s Universe of Marvel Characters is going to expand like the MCU as they’ve got at least 10 or more solo films under development. It’s just like the DCEU two years ago where there was a report about every character getting their own solo movie! Now we’re hearing that not only will Jake Gyllenhaal’s Mysterio return in a future Spider-Man movie, but he will also be getting a solo movie.
Obviously Mysterio’s death was staged even though Peter Parker confirmed that there were no more illusions. We’ll see how Quentin Beck managed to do that, but the good thing is that we’d get a lot more from him. According to a new report from We Got This Covered, Sony is giving a serious thought upon developing a solo Mysterio movie with Jake Gyllenhaal. They originally did have plans for this, but Mysterio being the villain of Spider-Man: Far From Home stopped them. Obviously Marvel didn’t want that to happen. But now they’re not working in sync with Marvel. So they can do whatever they feel like.
It’s not just Mysterio, but Sony is also planning another villain origin story centered on Hobgoblin. We Got This Covered and their sources actually claims this project is in early stages of development at Sony Pictures and various company executives are eagerly working to make this happen. Hobgoblin is an infamous villain, and you may know, it’s not just one person who has taken up the mantle of Hobgoblin. A billionaire and fashion designer called Roderick Kingsley was the first one to take up Hobgoblin and then followed by him were Arnold Donovan, Ned Leeds, Jason Macendale, Daniel Kingsley, Phil Urich, etc.
So this multiple character persona could actually be the story of this upcoming film. Various characters could team up to wreak havoc. Even if one gets caught, the other takes his place and the villain continues to thrive. It’d be interesting to see such a film. But what will be more interesting is another unfamiliar character getting a solo film.
Accoridng to Collider, Morbius writers Matt Sazama and Burk Sharpless have been hired to pen down a script for a Madame Web film. Collider further went on to say that Sony executive Palak Patel will oversee it. Cassandra Webb aka Madame Webb is a mature elderly woman who is a clairvoyant capable of telepathy and prescience. She is connected to a life support system, which is seen as a spider’s web by other people. We could actually see Spider-Man pop into this film.
We’d love to see films based on all three of these characters. Sony’s roster already includes Morbius and a sequel to Venom. Other than these characters we’d see a solo movie based on Kraven the Hunter. The story will be based on Kraven’s last hunt and writer Richard Wenk has already been bagged to pen the script. This film might be connected to Spider-Man 3.
Here’s what Wenk had to say about Kraven’s film:
“It’s an interesting world, a great character… it’s in the Spider-Man universe. I’m going to adhere very closely to the lore of Kraven the Hunter, and he’s going to come face-to-face with Spider-Man. I think that where we’re all circling is that this is Kraven’s Last Hunt, and whether this is the precursor to that movie, whether it will include it, we’re talking about those things. And even the idea that maybe Kraven could be like Kill Bill, basically a two-part movie. It’s all in the mix.”
So far, we’ve discussed about 7 projects including Spider-Man 3. But there are films based on characters like Nightwatch, Silver & Black, Jackpot, Silk & the Sinister Six. If Sony successfully manages to launch all of these films, then their shared Universe might have a bright future moving forward. Let’s see how quickly they can produce more films.