Sony has a plan to make sure we get a ton of Spider-man content for the foreseeable future.
In an interview with Variety, Sony Pictures Entertainment chairman Tony Vinciquerra and Sony Pictures Television chairman Mike Hopkins discussed Sony’s plans for its Spider-Man related properties in the future, and it appears Sony has a pretty clear vision of where they’re going.
“We have the next seven or eight years laid out as to what we’re going to do with that asset, and that will not only be on the film side — it’ll be on the TV side,” said Vinciquerra. “Our television group will have its own set of characters from within that universe that we will seek to develop.”
According to Hopkins, the team on the television side is “pretty far down the road in terms of working through which characters we think could be their own star of a series.”
“We’re developing a lot of Marvel-related content, and I think we’ll be out in the market very soon with something really, really big and transformational for us, because we’ve not done any shows with Marvel before, with Marvel IP,” said Hopkins. “So that’s a big piece of development that we’re onto… I think we aspire to have several shows in a universe that we create that can pollinate between each other, and to [be] working with a partner to make that happen.”
While it’s currently unclear if Sony intends to partner with a streaming service like Netflix or Hulu to facilitate its Marvel shows, Hopkins reportedly didn’t deny the Disney+ streaming service is also a potential name in the mix. Content is king and Spider-man has a lot to offer.