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22 November 2013  |  Written by James White  |  Source: Deadline

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Corporate bosses making pitches to investors don’t usually generate juicy, entertaining headlines, unless you love spreadsheets. But when the person doing the talking is the boss of a major studio – in this case, Sony’s Michael Lynton – there’s scope for something a bit more cine-related. Such as Thursday’s news that the company is planning to make Spider-Man spin-offs in some fashion.

“We do very much have the ambition about creating a bigger universe around Spider-Man,” said Lynton in remarks published by Deadline. "There are a number of scripts in the works.”

Of course, expanded Spider-Man films are hardly new: The Amazing Spider-Man is on course for a third outing and Venom has been touted as a likely solo project for some time now. But this is the first time a senior executive has come out and explicitly talked about bubbling plans.

Right now, those plans are still, naturally, being kept under wraps. Before you start thinking about possible collaborations with other Marvel characters, remember that Disney and Marvel own the likes of the Avengers, so while Sony can utilise anyone in Spidey’s universe – Aunt May Adventures, anyone? No? – Spider-Man and Iron Man meeting isn’t likely to happen unless someone can knock the studios’ heads together and get them to realise that fans would likely lose their minds over such an idea.

Still, provided the proper avenues (and talent) can be found, what would you want to see spun (pun entirely intended) from Spidey’s web? Sound off below or on Twitter...

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RE: only Black Cat and Venom?
Hmm, a bit of a weird one this to be honest. Spidey is a great character but really not sure Garfield is the right man for the role (no Tobey Maguire who was a perfect Peter Parker imo) and as others have said who else in the Spider-Man universe could carry a film on his/her own? Venom possibly but hard to see how. I think Raimi should have been allowed to make a 4th Spidey film and then studio should have seen how that went - only other thing they could have done was to go in a really dif More

Posted by MDG_78 at 13:52 on 25 November 2013 | Report This Post

RE: only Black Cat and Venom?
Poor old Sony apart from the Wallcrawler & Venom there's not really that much that'll sell well enough, as if you use the clone surely you'd have to use the same actor & I just don't see him signing on for those as well? More

Posted by Wild about Wilder at 11:41 on 25 November 2013 | Report This Post

only Black Cat and Venom?
...Miles Morales? Spider-Woman (ultimates' female clone)? Scarlet-Spider (regular clone)? Mobius? And with Dane DeHaan as Harry I would happily watch a Green/Hobgoblin movie. More

Posted by veedlemonster at 16:16 on 23 November 2013 | Report This Post

Black cat is obvious choice
Mysterio or Kraven the Hunter could be cool More

Posted by Count Karnstein at 13:05 on 23 November 2013 | Report This Post

Black Cat and Venom are pretty much the only ones I can see working. More

Posted by sirvolkar at 11:10 on 22 November 2013 | Report This Post

Problem is...
Beyond the Sinister Six, Venom and the various Goblins, Spider-mans rouges gallery is no-where near as good or as well known as Batman's. Really the only one I think the fans would rally around would be a Venom story. Beyond that... if we're to go the heroes route... Theres only really Black Cat or one of the Spider-clones that could carry a movie I think. More

Posted by GrizBe at 10:36 on 22 November 2013 | Report This Post

Villain stories would be cool.
Only batman can compete in terms of rogues gallery. Spider-man has one of the largest and best array of super villains ever. Should be plenty there. More

Posted by coomi77 at 10:08 on 22 November 2013 | Report This Post

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