Sony's Spider-Man Universe Gets an Official Name!

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Thanks to the two studios' mutual appreciation of just how valuable a main character Spider-Man is, Sony's reportedly amenable to the idea of finding more walk-on roles for MCU characters in future Spider-Man films - much like Spidey himself stowed away with Tony Stark in Avengers: Infinity War. "Sony's Universe of Marvel Characters" is just a clunky mouthful, but its clear why the studio would want to go with it. In essence, they're building a Spider-Man cinematic universe without Spider-Man. It's too soon to call, but Sony has determined that Silk, Jackpot, and Nightwatch have the potential to join Jared Leto's Morbius the Living Vampire as the next heroes to follow Venom. It is set for release on October 5th. With her profile shrinking at Marvel Comics itself in recent years and legitimate questions about whether she's even considered a character Sony holds the rights to, Jessica Drew seems fated to remain in movie limbo.

While Spider-Man is now part of Disney's Marvel Cinematic Universe, the cinematic rights to the character remain with Sony. Along with Morbius, Sony has brought in writer Richard Wenk (Equalizer 2) to start on a script that will cover one of Spider-Man's most famous foes, Kraven the Hunter. The status of spin-offs Silver & Black and Nightwatch were, however, in doubt - until now. If Venom is kept at PG-13, the studio believes there will be greater leeway in having characters cross over within the films. While Panitch is the one in charge of this entire enterprise, so to speak, Sony's approach to the actual films will be more "producer-driven", so you can expect lots of variety and deviation on each individual production. Before Jake Gyllenhaal had been tapped as Mysterio for Spider-Man: Far From Home, I had been rooting like insane for Kraven to be the next Spider-Man movie villain.

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