Every Marvel fan’s dreams almost came true – with Spider-Man appearing in Captain America: Civil War. But unfortunately, it wasn’t meant to be…
Following the high-profile hacking of internal Sony company systems, we’ve seen a whole number of top secret info released to the public. But this really takes the cake. It seems that Sony and Marvel were at one point in talks to have Spider-Man appear alongside his super-powered pals in the upcoming Captain America sequel.
But what went wrong?
“The studio and Marvel owner Disney have discussed teaming for an animated Spider-Man comedy,” said The Hollywood Reporter. “And to have the superhero show up in 2016’s Captain America: Civil War.”
Of course, this is the sort of team-up that Marvel fans have been desperate to see on the big screen… and it looks as though it was under serious consideration. Although THR are quick to note that it was Marvel who initiated these discussions.
“The emails were sent to and from Sony motion picture chief Amy Pascal, and included correspondences with Sony CEO Kaz Hirai and Disney CEO Bob Iger.”
Unfortunately, it looks as though talks eventually broke down… and while Spider-Man won’t be appearing in the upcoming Marvel movie ‘Captain America: Civil War’ it looks as though Sony will be going ahead with the animated Spider-Man film.
“Chris Miller and Phil Lord have a Spider-Man animated comedy in development at the studio,” they explain.
Obviously, I can’t help thinking that Sony missed a huge opportunity to open the door for a number of big screen collaborations with Marvel. I mean, let’s face it – Marvel is the studio that knows what it’s doing with its comic book properties… whereas Sony just seems to be floundering every step of the way.
The Amazing Spider-Man 2 was already a huge misstep, and with the future of the franchise in flux, it could have been the start of an amazing collaborative relationship between the two studios.
But while Spider-Man won’t be appearing in Civil War perhaps there’s hope yet…
Do you think Spider-Man should team up with Marvel’s roster of heroes? Has Sony missed a huge opportunity? Let us know what you think in the comments below…