Spider-Man: A Franchise in Turmoil

The writing on the wall seems pretty clear: Andrew Garfield may not be Spider-Man for much longer. The Amazing Spider-Man 2, while profitable, was the least successful Spider-Man film for Sony. That’s right, even Raimi’s Spider-Man 3, which caused the reboot that cast Garfield in the first place, did better in the box office.

And even if the film had been successful, there are reports that Garfield may have personally offended the higher ups at Sony by ditching an important meeting last minute with company executives. Combined with his previous comments blaming executive meddling for ASM2‘s faults… it’s getting hard to explain why the guy is still signed on.

The recent email leak has also hinted at Marvel trying to negotiate a deal with Sony to share the character — and Marvel definitely wants a clean slate for the character if they manage to get something down. But even if that falls through, Sony may still recast Spider-Man in future films just because.

The whole damned thing’s a mess.

Via Mashable

Trae Dorn

Trae Dorn has been staffing conventions for over twenty years, and is a co-founder of Wisconsin’s longest running Anime convention No Brand Con. Trae also wrote and drew the now completed webcomic UnCONventional, and produces the podcasts BS-Free Witchcraft, On This Day With Trae, Stormwood & Associates, and The Nerd & Tie Podcast. This leads many to ask when the hell they have time to actually do anything anymore. Trae says they have the time because they “do it all quite poorly.”

One thought on “Spider-Man: A Franchise in Turmoil

  • December 16, 2014 at 7:53 am

    Too bad it couldn’t be a huge enough failure for Sony to ditch the intellectual properties and let Disney take it back.


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