Marvel and Sony Discussed Spider-Man Appearing in ‘Civil War’


[dropcap size=small]S[/dropcap]ources have revealed that Sony was recently in negotiations with Marvel/Disney to bring Spider-Man to the Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU) starting with Captain America: Civil War. Those talks have since fallen through, but Latino Review is reporting that Spidey may still have a chance to swing into the MCU.

WSJ initially reported that Marvel was potentially going to produce a trilogy of films centered around the web-slinger with Sony retaining creative control, but Latino Review explained that sources close to the deal revealed that the actual proposal involved a 60/40 share of costs with Marvel putting up more money and controlling the direction of the films. Although Sony moved forward without completing a deal, LR’s sources explained that executives at the studio’s parent company are extremely disappointed with the current state of the studio and the Spider-Man franchise altogether, so there may be hope for a renegotiation:

Sony Japan thinks the Marvel deal for Spider-Man is still on the table, and they want to renegotiate as a return to quality…Sony Entertainment’s October hard-line stance of wanting control is now mostly moot in the eyes of the higher-ups.

Amazing Spider-Man 2 left audiences, critics, and Sony execs with something to be desired, but that hasn’t stopped the studio from continuing its plans for the franchise. Sony currently has plans for a Sinister Six film in 2016, Amazing Spider-Man 3 in 2018, and a Venom film in development with an undisclosed release date.

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Sony, can Peter come out and play?

Even if Peter Parker may not join Civil War, Sony still could come to a deal with Marvel to bring Your Friendly Neighborhood Spider-Man to the same screen as Captain America, Thor, Iron Man, and the rest of the Avengers.

Do you want to see Spider-Man in the MCU…or do you want to see Spider-Man in the MCU? Make it happen, Sony.

Captain America: Civil War hits theaters with or without Spider-Man on May 6, 2016.



  1. Considering how instrumental he is to the plot of Civil War in the comics, he should have been in the film. I still would have loved to see Civil War as it’s own standalone “event” film incorporating all the Marvel properties instead of just tacked on to Captain America, but Marvel dun goofed that up by splitting up the rights >:(

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