For years, it has been a known fact that Spider-Man would not be able to appear in THE AVENGERS, due to the fact that the superheroes are owned by different studios (Spider-Man by SONY and all the Avengers by Disney/Marvel). However, with the amazing success of THE AVENGERS and the imminent release of THE AMAZING SPIDER-MAN, it seems like producer Avi Arad is reconsidering the borders…
“Everything is possible. If something like that happens, it’s great for Disney, it’s great for Sony, if the right story comes in…The way to make team-up movies work is to create the raw materials, both technically and creatively, in other movies first. Otherwise it’s not affordable.”
Don’t you love what money can do for studios and upcoming movies?
But wait, that’s not all! CHRONICLE director Josh Trank is now in talks to direct a VENOM movie, based on the famous Spider-Man character. And unlike his small and dismal appearance in SPIDER-MAN 3, Arad and fellow producer Matthew Tolmach say that they play to stay as true as possible to the story:
“It’s an Eddie Brock story. We want to be as close to the comics as possible [and] make the huge amazing movie about Eddie…He was a journalist. He had the wrong story, he got in trouble for it, he got fired. The whole essence to us for the Marvel characters is stay close to the bible, stay close to the emotional story, and the rest is fun.”
Tolmach went on to hint that after Venom gets his own movie, the character may be brought into THE AMAZING SPIDER-MAN franchise, saying: “Hopefully all these worlds will live together in peace someday.”
The big picture is looking a lot brighter, wouldn’t you say…?