Though the Venom movies have made money (somehow), Sony has found itself in a rut after the poor release of Morbius. While some fans have criticized the studio to just have Marvel take the reins of Sony’s Spider-Man spinoffs, a source has revealed that Marvel is kind of involved with the process.
As per The Ankler (via Comic Book), Marvel head Kevin Feige actually offers frequent notes to upcoming Sony projects, and he has also warned them about getting ahead of themselves when it comes to building their own superhero franchise. They write:
“Marvel’s Kevin Feige does weigh in and offer notes on Sony’s Marvel movies that don’t feature Spider-Man… One insider credits Feige for guiding Sony’s approach and warning the studio not to get too ahead of itself in terms of building some larger universe in the vein of the Avengers movies.”
After the release of Morbius and the incoming movies Kraven the Hunter and Madame Web, I think it’s too late for Sony to pump the breaks now. I guess we’ll just have to wait and see what happens; will the films flop like Morbius or are the characters strong enough to keep an audience like Venom?
If you ask me, Sony needs to have its own ‘Kevin Feige’ for their franchise, and they should have leaned-in on the Spider-Verse concept and just had different movies focused on alternate versions of Spider-Man with a team-up every few years. Phil Lord and Chris Miller have been doing great work, and they pretty much have an origin film with Into the Spider-Verse already. I mean, who is seriously excited to line up for Kraven the Hunter?
The next Sony Spider-Verse movie, Kraven the Hunter comes out Jan. 13, 2023.