Sony planning ‘Spider-Man’ movie spin-offs, but for which characters?

Spider-Man’s cinematic universe is expanding.

Sony is planning a number of spin-off films involving other heroes and villains in the web-crawler’s universe, according to studio chief Michael Lynton during a Q&A with analysts on Thursday.

“We do very much have the ambition about creating a bigger universe around Spider-Man,” said Lynton. “There are a number of scripts in the works.”

Lynton also mentioned that the studio is “working closely with Marvel and Disney” on the proposed spin-offs, though according to Deadline he is most likely talking about any merchandising opportunities surrounding the films (Sony only owns film rights to Spider-Man; Marvel and Disney still own merchandising rights) and not alluding to some sort of on-screen crossover between Spidey and the characters featured in Marvel/Disney’s “Avengers” series.

No specifics on which characters might get their own spin-offs have been offered at this time.

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