Sony plans for Spider-Man Universe TV shows
Spidey could be swinging to a streaming service near you.
Sony has laid out plans for a number of Spider-Man TV shows following the success of its recent movies.
Sony Pictures Television chairman Mike Hopkins said in a recent interview that the studio was in the middle of planning which characters it will develop TV shows around.
“We’re developing a lot of Marvel-related content, and I think we’ll be out in the market very soon with something really, really big and transformational for us, because we’ve not done any shows with Marvel before, with Marvel IP. So that’s a big piece of development that we’re onto.
“I think we aspire to have several shows in a universe that we create that can pollinate between each other, and to working with a partner to make that happen.”
Sony currently owns the rights to Spider-Man and most of the characters associated with him.
The studio is currently “loaning out” the webslinger himself in order for him to be involved in Marvel’s long-running series of movies, though they can continue to make films based on other characters in the series.
Last year’s Venom, starring Tom Hardy, ended up being a big hit for the studio, with a sequel on its way.
The animated Spider-Man: Into the Spiderverse was also a critical and commercial success for Sony, earning an Oscar for Best Animated Feature.
Sony is also planning a film based on Spider-Man villain Morbius, the living vampire, which will star Jared Leto.
With the ending of Netflix’s Marvel offerings, a series of shows set in the Spider-Man universe could give comic fans something to get excited about.
Source: Screen Rant