Hi, it’s macattack. I fully admit I suffered from burnout at the end of February along with some personal difficulties, but now I have returned to posting again. I do intend on covering more of Titanfall, once I can figure out how to get my Xbox fixed or replaced.
Anyway, onto news, and a follow-up to my previous “Marc Webb” article posted some time ago. The Daily Beast of all places has an interview with Marc Webb, and it reveals that once his contract ends with 2016’s “Amazing Spider-Man 3”, he will be finished directing the franchise. However, he wishes to stay involved with the franchise, and interestingly has suggested crossing the title over with Marvel’s other properties, even though Sony has no rights to them.
“I’d like to be involved as a consultant, and I’ve already talked to these guys about it, but in terms of directing it, that will close out my tenure. I’ve had so much fun doing it, but after the third movie, it’ll be the time to find something else.”
The other important comment:
“We’re building out a more complicated Spider-Man universe with characters that people haven’t seen in other Spider-Man movies—The Sinister Six, Venom, and more. We’d all love to overlap with other studios, but it’s beyond my pay grade.”
While it remains highly unlikely that the “Amazing Spider-Man” franchise will cross over with the Marvel Cinematic Universe, Sony and Marvel did nearly work things out for “The Avengers”, involving the Oscorp building being featured in Manhattan backdrops. There’s no telling if such a thing could be pulled off, symbolically linking the two franchises together.
In any case, with “The Sinister Six” and “Venom” offerings in the future, Sony is determined to make its own universe, despite its limitations, as grand as possible. Hopefully Webb will stay involved, ensuring the franchise will keep spinning for a long time to come.