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Sunday, December 14, 2014

Sony & Marvel 'Spider-Man' Meeting Held in January; Kevin Feige Wants Avi Arad Out

Almost everything we heard regarding Spider-Man showing up in the Marvel Cinematic Universe has been a bunch of "what of, could of" situations. Given that word is that talks broke down in late October early November about the character showing up in Captain America: Civil War. We also got word that Sony Pictures is planning on holding a "Spidey Summit" in January to figure out what they even want to do with the character from here on out. There have been talks of Spider-Man going back to Marvel or an adult Spider-Man reboot with Andrew Garfield allegedly fired.

Well now a scoop coming from Screen Gonzo claims to have some more details on this Spidey Summit. It will indeed include Marvel Studios head Kevin Feige as well as Sony head Amy Pascal at Pinewood Studios. Apparently if the deal goes through Marvel is seriously considering on using their famous post-credit stingers to fully set up Spider-Man for Avengers: Infinity War.  But who will be directing Avengers: Infinity War? That would be Anthony and Joe Russo. The Russo Brothers already revealed to Sony head Amy Pascal that they would like to produce a Spider-Man film. But if Marvel regains the rights they are Marvel's top pick to write and direct the new trilogy of Spider-Man films after Avengers: Infinity War. The stinger could be in Avengers: Age of Ultron with pick-ups starting soon but most likely Captain America: Civil War.

Lastly, Kevin Feige has made it clear he wants longtime Spider-Man producer and former boss Avi Arad out of the new Marvel Spider-Man films. Ask any movie going nerd what the problem with the Spider-Man films are and they will all point to Avi Arad.

All these concerns were brought up in Amy Pascals leaked memo to herself regarding Avi Arad, The Russos and creative control. It will all finally be answered in January with some type of an announcement as early as February but definitely before Avengers: Age of Ultron hits in May. But keep in mind it's entirely possible Sony rejects everything and moves forward with their own Spider-Verse plans.

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