Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse (2018)

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CULVER CITY, Calif., December 12, 2013 – In a move to forge a new legacy in the story of Peter Parker on screen, Sony Pictures Entertainment, in association with Marvel Entertainment, is developing several new projects in the Spider-Man franchise, with Alex Kurtzman, Roberto Orci, Jeff Pinkner, Ed Solomon, and Drew Goddard to collaborate on overseeing the developing story over several films that will be produced by Avi Arad and Matt Tolmach, it was announced today by Doug Belgrad,president of Columbia Pictures, and Hannah Minghella, president of Production for the studio.

The five writers, along with the two producers and Marc Webb, have formed a franchise brain trust to expand the universe for the brand and to develop a continuous tone and thread throughout the films. Under the deals, the studio announced that Kurtzman & Orci & Pinkner are writing the screenplay for The Amazing Spider-Man 3, which the studio hopes Webb will return to direct; the film will go into production next fall for release on June 10, 2016. In addition, the team will build on the cinematic foundation laid by Webb, Arad, and Tolmach in the first two movies. They will expand the franchise as Kurtzman & Orci & Solomon will write the screenplay for Venom, which Kurtzman will direct; also, Goddard will write, with an eye to
direct, The Sinister Six, focusing on the villains in the franchise. Hannah Minghella and Rachel O’Connor will oversee the development and production of these films for the studio.

In tapping these five writers, the studio and the producers are guiding the future of the franchise with the writer/producers who have each played significant and key roles in developing such highly successful franchises, films, and series as Star Trek, Transformers, “Alias,” “Fringe,” Men
in Black, Bill & Ted’s Excellent Adventure, World War Z, “Lost,” Cloverfield, The Cabin in the Woods, and Marvel’s upcoming “Daredevil” series.

Commenting on the announcement, Belgrad said, “The Spider-Man film franchise is one of our studio’s greatest assets. We are thrilled with the creative team we have assembled to delve more deeply into the world that Marc, Avi and Matt have begun to explore in The Amazing Spider-Man and The Amazing Spider-Man 2. We believe that Marc, Alex, and Drew have uniquely exciting visions for how to expand the Spider-Man universe in each of these upcoming films.” Arad and Tolmach added, “This collaboration was born out of the great experience we and Marc had working with Alex, Bob, and Jeff on The Amazing Spider-Man 2. With more than fifty years’ wealth of stories in the comic books to draw upon for inspiration, the Spider-Man universe is
truly boundless; in addition, the Spider-Man comics have the greatest rogues gallery of any series, and to have the chance to explore that on film is truly thrilling. Until now, we have approached each film as a separate, self-contained entity, but with this move, we have the opportunity to grow the franchise by looking to the future as we develop a continuous arc for the story. That is what Alex, Bob, Jeff, Ed, and Drew will do in this unprecedented collaboration, and we’re excited about the directions they are taking the character and the world.”

The most successful franchise in the history of Columbia Pictures, Spider-Man is embraced all over the world. The four Spider-Man films to date have taken in over $3.2 billion worldwide.

Spider-Man, Venom, The Sinister Six and other Spider-Man related characters are licensed to Sony by Marvel Entertainment.
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LOL @ Sony trying to look like Marvel... or DC.

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Movie fans are going to be so burned out on comic book films by 2018 or so.

A great number of them already are.

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I don't know how they're not already burned out

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inB4 Allstar starts trolling the shit out of the thread.£

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Sony is losing it.

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Not sure why people are continuously taking jab at Sony, Spider-Man 1 and 2 are good movies, TASM was decent time pass. Personally I don't find them worse than likes of DC's Green lantern, Man of Steel, MCU's Iron Man 2, 3 or Fox's Elektra, Fantastic 4, Wolverine movie. In what way Sony is worse? Sure the reboot came too soon but that has to do with copy rights, any company would have done the same thing.

As a whole yeah this is overload of Superhero movies but comments like Sony doesn't know anything, bring Spider-Man back to MCU etc makes no sense to me.

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riddick-danish wrote:As a whole yeah this is overload of Superhero movies but comments like Sony doesn't know anything, bring Spider-Man back to MCU etc makes no sense to me.
Because out of the three companies that want to produce follow-the-leader cash-ins, Sony is the one that makes less sense. I mean, it's not something I'll watch, but at least I get WB wants Justice League finally onscreen (and I understand they want to develop other properties too) but Sony wants to make like 3 franchises out of a single one and milk Spider-Man to the bones just to make more money, which is completely over-kill.

And frankly, when I say Sony I also mean Fox and their Fantastic Four/X-Men traevsty, it's like they didn't learn anything from Elektra or X-Men Origins when it comes to spin-offs.

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Marvel has set up the tone, and now DC going JLA in MoS 2, Fox going X-Men assemble in Days of the Future Past and greenlighting an Apocalypse movie before DoFP hits theatres and Sony going spin-off mode.

Basically everyone now are trying to make and expand their comicbook franchises after the Avengers success ($$$$)

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