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Spider-Man Rumored To Return To Marvel Studios & The Avengers

Posted By: Matt McGloin
Tue, 10/07/2014 - 21:29


It's once again being stated that the Amazing Spider-Man might be returning home to Marvel Studios and The Avengers.

The news comes from Entertainment Weekly who says sources of their own are stating it's a possibility a few years from now.

According to the report both Sony and Marvel have denied such a thing happening and refused to comment.

The gist of the report states that if the Sinister Six movie tanks, then it looks as if Sony will either return Spider-Man to Disney, or Marvel will offer some assistance to step in and help out (possibly some sort of partnership).

Marvel Studios president and producer Kevin Feige is already involved as he is listed as an executive producer on the Amazing Spider-Man films, and Disney and Sony do share the film and merchandising rights.

There has also been added pressure by a Sony executive to sell the rights to Spider-Man amid Sony's declining revenue base.

In addition, Sony has let Daredevil, Ghost Rider and Punisher return to Marvel, with Marvel using Daredevil as the flagship of their new Netflix series.

The Amazing Spider-Man franchise has been under heat due to the performances of the new Marc Webb movies featuring Andrew Garfield. While the films have been averaging about $700 million at the box office, it's guessed Sony probably is desiring the franchise to make around a billion, and the films have been getting negative reviews. In addition, Spider-Man has been put on hold for Sinister Six and Venom, with the next Spidey movie not due out until 2018 (it's guessed Spidey will be featured in Sinister Six as Sony needs to use the character every three years or the rights revert to Disney).

Sinister Six has a November 11, 2016 release date, with Venom said to be hitting in 2017.