There are movie rumors that have us shrugging our shoulders (Daniel Craig in Star Wars: Episode VII) and others that we wish were true. Plant this latest Marvel rumor in the latter department. HitFix is reporting that Sony and Marvel (which is owned by Disney) are in early discussions about finding a way to get Spider-Man into the Marvel Cinematic Universe.
As fans of the webbed wonder know, Spider-Man has been a member of The Avengers and fans have long dreamed of a world where the big studios would find a way to put away their proprietary interests in the name of pleasing the fandom that have made superhero movies the biggest of box office draws of late.
After the perceived lack of success of The Amazing Spider-Man 2 (hard to argue with a $700 million grossing failure), some think that joining Spidey at the hip to the successful world of Marvel and their Avengers would be a way to right the ship.
Who cares about the why, it doesn’t matter in this case because it makes perfect sense to all of those who have followed these characters for decades.
With Marvel adding new heroes to their lineup with each passing year (Guardians of the Galaxy, the upcoming Dr. Strange), it is clear that they like having all their ducks in a row, and one of those (huge) ducks is Peter Parker and Spider-Man, which as we all know is owned by Sony.
Perhaps, just perhaps, there is a shred of truth to this rumor as we think it is a win-win-win for all involved. I mean, this holding superheroes to strict contracts cannot be about money -- there is more than enough to go around.
We think it’s just about getting the studio executives to sit down together and work something out. Like we said before, everyone would win. Period.
Watch The Amazing Spider-Man 2 online and see where Peter Parker left off and how it makes sense for him to join the MCU.
And where does he rank in our favorite superhero list? Find out in the slideshow below.