Back when The Amazing Spider-Man 2 hit theaters, there was talk of an entire slate of Spider-Man films. This included a possible Black Cat film and a Sinister Six movie that got as far as having a viral tie-in to the last film. Then Marvel came rolling in to Sony’s dojo, striking a deal to bring the character back to the universe he inhabits on the page and leaving any possible sequels to the Andrew Garfield version out in the elements.
We’ve heard a rolling slew of news about the new Spider-Man since Marvel announced their deal with Sony, but we never got much from director Marc Webb until now. Webb was a driving force behind Sony’s efforts and had his hands in a lot of different projects involving the web slinger. Now that’s all gone and he’s at Comic-Con talking about the new Limitless TV series and reflecting on the future for the Spider-Man franchise in an interview with MTV:
“I’m really psyched that Spider-Man is going back to the Marvel universe, I’m really excited to see that incarnation,” he said. And Jon Watts is directing it, I knew him from the old music video days and he’d done some really fantastic music videos so it’s really exciting.”
“It’s sad a little bit to surrender that in a way,” he continued. “But it’s as it must be I guess. I think there’s a huge capacity for reinvention of the realm of the Spider-Man universe… there’s a lot of different way so interpret that character… so I’m curious to see how that evolves.”
Webb goes on to talk about what he would’ve had planned for the future films in the series, including his idea for a villain The Amazing Spider-Man 3:
“There’s the man in the hat, this obscure character called The Gentleman, who gets the Sinister Six together. That would’ve been fun to play out,” Webb said. “Venom, obviously I would’ve been curious to see.”
Now a report over at ComicBook.com notes that Venom would’ve/could’ve appeared in the third movie, but who knows. After watching the first two, I was left a little cold on the whole road they were traveling down. Not saying it’s going to work at Marvel, but a change was probably needed. Webb seems like he had a good idea of what he wanted to do, though. I just don’t know if he could’ve kept it on the rails.