With the negative feelings surrounding the film work for the Fantastic Four, Spiderman and all the rights that reverted back to Marvel due to epic failure, it’s hard not to diss bad ideas. Marvel Entertainment continues to wow fans with every move, and it seems they are the only ones who know what to do with their creations. Sony, on the other hand, doesn’t know what they’re doing with Spiderman. Every week we hear a report that proves it. Like that time Andrew Garfield was coy about his involvement with the Sinister Six flick. Now we’re hearing he won’t even be in it. Then, there was a title for the new Venom movie. Today, we hear the project has been scrapped. Want some syrup with those waffles, Sony?
The honest answer to everything I’m about to write is “maybe, maybe not.” Because Sony continues to be wishy-washy with their plans and can’t stick with any one mission for bettering their failing product. They basically have a goldmine on their hands and it’s killing them. The first rumor going around is that the Venom movie, once (smirk) creatively titled ‘Venom Carnage’ is now called “SCRAPPED.” According to Bad Ass Digest, their sources are saying that it’s in the wind. Might be true for now, until Sony comes up with a new idea to eventually kill.
Like the one where Garfied plays Spiderman again. Digest also says that the company is planning a “soft reboot, having a new actor playing a Spidey who works with the villains The Dirty Dozen style to take down a larger threat.”
Hey Sony, making a movie about a group of villains is a really hard sell. It makes me think of that fantastic episode of ‘Batman: The Animated Series,’ all told from the POV’s of his rogue’s gallery. It was a great half hour diversion, but a whole movie based around that concept has me scratching my head. On top of all that, you’re inexplicably planning to erase the star from the films this movie spun off from? Any fans of his depiction of the character have no need to invest and are just supposed to buy into your bad guy movie? Sony, you have no idea. Garfield is contracted for a third Spidey movie, so I guess when the trilogy ends, they’ll recast the part? Explain it to us, producer Matt Tolmach:
“Before we know what we do with Spider-Man 4, we’re going to do Sinister Six, Venom and Spider-Man 3. There is going to be a lot of crossover in those movies. So we’re just not at Spider-Man 4, because we still have a whole other Spider-Man movie and two other movies. So we don’t know yet what [Spider-Man 4] is going to be”
Except you’re probably not doing Venom anymore. Or Spiderman 3 or 4 anytime soon. Because…
Word is, they are also planning to shelve Spiderman movies for a few years, giving themselves time to develop side characters in their own flims. Side characters like Venom, whose movie was apparently nixed? Or their silly Sinister Six project? God almighty, none of this makes any damn sense! It’s the slow disintegration of a wonderful character and an outrageously popular hero. These things can’t be true. We’re talking about millionaires – people paid top dollar to make great executive decisions. Yet all of these decisions are shit.
Just when we thought Fox and Sony were attempting a potential X-men/Spiderman crossover, now we’re hearing that Marvel might cut a deal to get ol’ webhead some screen time in their incredible films. Hitfix’s had the story:
“While I can’t get the confirmations I need to verify the story, I’m hearing that there are some very cool “Spider-Man” plans being discussed that would help Sony refocus their enormously important franchise while also opening up some connections in the onscreen Marvel movie universe that would blow fandom’s minds. Will it work out? I don’t know. I would love to be able to state for sure that it’s happening. What seems clear from what I’ve heard is that Marvel wants to be able to play with all of their characters, and if they can make that work creatively and on a corporate level, they will, and that means the world gets bigger again.”
And that, my friends, would be the best thing to ever happen to the Spiderman movie franchise.
Via – Bad Ass Digest