An untitled Spider-Man spinoff is in the works at Sony, which will be written by The Amazing Spider-Man 2 co-writer Roberto Orci. The news comes as Sony continues to develop its own Marvel universe apart from the MCU. It released Venom in 2018, with Tom Hardy in the leading role. Both a sequel to that film and the highly-anticipated Morbius movie are due out this year. Of course, Sony also continues to work with Tom Holland’s Spider-Man and Marvel, with Spider-Man: Homecoming 3 expected summer of 2021.
Orci is no stranger to the world of Spider-Man, having co-written The Amazing Spider-Man 2 with three others in 2014. He’s also worked on one other major franchise in Star Trek, starting with the 2009 movie. He then returned for its sequels Star Trek Into Darkness and Star Trek Beyond. Though Orci has worked extensively in TV over the years, his last film writing credit was on The Amazing Spider-Man 2. He’s also served as a producer on films since.
Per TheWrap, Orci’s script for the upcoming movie will focus on an unknown Spider-Man character. Perhaps unsurprisingly, the movie will be a part of Sony’s Marvel Universe, not the MCU. Other than that, little is known about the project at this time. There are a whole host of possibilities about which character or characters the movie could focus on, considering the breadth of the comics. However, the Spider-Man connection alone should be enough to make fans turn out if a movie comes to fruition.
Spider-Man himself has been in the news a lot in recent months, thanks to a well-publicized deal between Marvel and Sony. As Sony owns the rights to the character, a new deal had to be made to allow him to appear in the MCU’s Phase 4. After a tense few weeks, both studios eventually came to an agreement. Tom Holland played a pivotal role, as he has a relationship with both Marvel and Sony. Recently, Holland shared he believes Spider-Man belongs in the MCU, echoing the feelings of many fans. As one of the franchise’s newest and most popular heroes, he’s needed to carry the MCU into Phase 4 and beyond.
Though there are very few details known about the upcoming Spider-Man spinoff, fans should be excited to hear it’s in the works. It also helps that Orci is already familiar with the character, even if Spider-Man was played by a different actor at the time. Plus, since it is a spinoff, there’s no guarantee Tom Holland will make an appearance, though it would be exciting for fans. Hopefully, the new Spider-Man spinoff makes it to screen, allowing fans to see Orci’s take on a mystery character.
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