Yesterday saw the news revealed that Marvel and Sony had been in talks for Spider-Man to appear in Captain America: Civil War, as well as Marvel seemingly taking control of the character with Sony still involved.
The Wall Street Journal first reported about the leak, which was a result of numerous hacks targeted at Sony, and in their report, they stated sources filled them in that talks between Marvel and Sony had fallen apart.
However, now it's being said that may not be entirely the case as Latino Review is claiming Sony corporate out of Japan is keeping the Marvel talks alive, with offers still on the table.
It's said Sony Japan (corporate headquarters) isn't happy with how Sony movies is handling the Amazing Spider-Man franchise and is also pretty ticked about the leaks, which may end up with people getting fired if the company loses money.
So it's said Sony Japan is keeping talks with Marvel alive about Spider-Man appearing in a Marvel movie (or movies) as it would benefit future Sony movies starring the Wall Crawler.
What's interesting about all this is that within the last six months or so, there have been a couple of mentions and rumors of Spider-Man going back to Marvel.
Back in May, Max Landis tweeted about Marvel getting Spider-Man back with mention "5 months from now this is gonna be real interesting." Five months from May is October, which was right around when Marvel and Sony are said to have been in talks; so it's possible if the initial talks between Marvel and Sony had worked out, we might have heard about Spider-Man becoming an Avenger.
Other mention of Spider-Man returning to Marvel came from Sony investors and insiders who recommended entertainment assets be sold as Sony has been experiencing financial woes.
Sony is said to be having a "Spidey" summit in January to discuss the future of the franchise.