Hot off the success of Spider-Man: Into The Spider-Verse and Venom, Sony has announced it is planning mutiple upcoming movies and TV shows based on Spider-Man and his villains, for “the next seven or eight years”.
The article notes that Sony’s Spider-Man TV plans could have Disney’s upcoming streaming service involved, but it also notes that Hopkins hints Disney Plus isn’t the only name in the mix, with an announcement expected in the next couple of months.
Sony Pictures Entertainment chairman Tony Vinciquerra told Variety
“We have the next seven or eight years laid out as to what we’re going to do with that asset, and that will not only be on the film side — it’ll be on the TV side. Our television group will have its own set of characters from within that universe that we will seek to develop.”
With Mike Hopkins adding:
“We’re developing a lot of Marvel-related content, and I think we’ll be out in the market very soon with something really, really big and transformational for us, because we’ve not done any shows with Marvel before, with Marvel IP. So that’s a big piece of development that we’re onto.”
And Disney’s new streaming service is Disney+ is also a possible partner for Sony, though it isn’t the only name in the mix and they are making an announcement in the next couple of months.
During the interview, Tony Vinciquerra also said they aren’t planning a direct-to-consumer streaming platform to rival Disney+, saying it would be “exactly the wrong direction for us.” And he also is predicting “that Disney Plus will be global”.
Sony does only have the rights to produce movies based on Spider-Man and over 900 characters connected to that universe, but have been working with Marvel Studios on bringing Spider-Man movies within the MCU, such as Far From Home and Homecoming.
So could Sony be working on Disney+ Spider-Man shows?