The SPIDER-MAN Cinematic Universe: Should It Feature New Heroes?

With Sony expanding the universe they've built with Spider-Man, would it be a good idea to add brand-new heroes to the mix? Maybe!

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By Darman456 - 3/19/2014
Well, the new The Amazing Spider-Man 2 Trailer released today! I think it is safe to say that most people are excited to see this film or at least curious of what they’re going to do. And we know Sony is trying to build out a cinematic universe but my question is: is Spider-Man enough?

Even with Venom playing Lethal Protector, Spider-Man is really the only REAL hero in the world they are creating. Obviously Sony could throw in Miles Morales as Scarlet Spider but won’t all the spider-themed heroes get a little corny? A little hard to buy? Absolutely.



There isn’t much more that Sony can do though. They lost the rights to Ghost Rider (which, granted, is an incredibly difficult hero to pull off correctly and wouldn’t work as a crossover with Spider-Man) and Luke Cage (which is a huge bummer as it would’ve allowed for the expansion of the vigilante universe). So, what else can Sony do?

Make new, brand-new heroes could work. COULD is the operative word. Obviously the characters in all other Marvel films, from any studio, have had at least a comic book before the character was brought to life. However, comic book fans aren’t the target audience and never were but the general audience was. What difference does it make to them if Guardians of the Galaxy features a comic book first or if Sony’s hero Martyr (I don’t know, just came up with something) gets a movie.

Now, the question becomes whether or not this hero would be property of Marvel. And I’m going to make a guess that s/he wouldn’t be, at least not at first. I’d be willing to bet that Sony would license out all the marketing materials to the character and the literature to Marvel while Sony retains the film rights. After all, that’s all you really have the ability to do.

The obvious conclusion is that Sony is going to have to start developing properties and thus have multiple franchises that can stand on their own and not just be spin-offs from their immensely popular Spider-Man franchise.

Anyway, what do you guys think? Will we see brand-new heroes introduced into this universe to create a huge, completely constructive universe rather than just a Spider-Man universe with Spider-Man existing with a whole bunch of villains around? Or will it just be the latter? Comment below! Until next time.
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TheMexicanSuperman - 3/19/2014, 1:50 PM
I don't mind as long as it is tied to one shape or form to Spider-Man. Harley Quinn worked out well. Each studio creates new characters for every cbm so why not superheroes?
Praetorian - 3/19/2014, 1:52 PM
Amazing Spider-Man was bad, the lizard looked fake Spider-Man's suit made him look too skinny because the effect the eyes had on it. The story felt like there were missing pieces everywhere from a thousand deleted scenes and the untold story we were promised was not even hinted at except for Peter knowing that his dad used to work for Oscorp. Overall I hope the sequel is better but between the Troll-Doll Goblin and War Machine- I mean Rhino I think it could be either hit or miss. Electro Unchained looks like the only saving grace of this movie but I'll wait and see.
Praetorian - 3/19/2014, 1:53 PM
As far as other heroes go: Venom, Scarlet Spider (for a clone saga) Prowler and Black Cat
Sophisticated - 3/19/2014, 2:00 PM
Make it R and add some Carnage.
TheReddestHood - 3/19/2014, 2:16 PM
Agent Venom (Flash Thompson). Scarlet Spider (Ben Reilly). Tarantula (Kaine). Web Head (Miles Morales). Alpha (that one guy that was in the comics). Black Cat (Felicia hardy). Prowler (Hobie Brown or Aaron Davis).
TheManFromMars - 3/19/2014, 2:18 PM
Clear the way for Gusto-Man!
Interestein - 3/19/2014, 2:27 PM
I don't know about this, they could use Spider-Girl, Spider-Man 2099, Scarlet Spider, and Miles Morales, along with Venom and Sinister Six sequels.
GliderMan - 3/19/2014, 2:44 PM
No I don't really want this. If they had Ghost Rider still I would've loved for it take place in the same universe. No crossover, just Easter eggs and such. But oh whale.
Doughdzm - 3/19/2014, 2:56 PM
Spiderman is doing to much of too little. Everything being based around Oscorp is really turning it into the Matrix. Its like that story is whats happening. Spiderman build up and then the one dies only to come back (reboot). Spider man has no assistance from anyone. It will always be Spiderman Vs. The only way to get around this is to introduce Venom and he will have to be his inevitable sidekick
GizmoEl - 3/19/2014, 4:04 PM
I'd love to see a Scarlet Spider-man and/or Miles Morales Spider-Man in live action form.
WYLEEJAY - 3/19/2014, 4:26 PM
Morbius. Hes a good guy sometimes.
JoJo1982 - 3/19/2014, 5:48 PM
Spiderman 2099 would make a good time travel movie
JoJo1982 - 3/19/2014, 5:50 PM
Silver Sable and the wild pack
JoJo1982 - 3/19/2014, 5:54 PM
Iron spider team

Code red
MightyZeus - 3/19/2014, 6:34 PM
Sure. As long as it's tied too or in relation to Spider-man.
Ignition - 3/19/2014, 8:47 PM
This would be a great opportunity to create some new heroes (yes, particularly non white/straight/male heroes) and give them some life in the mainstream. It's not all that effective in the comic books at this point. Since Sony is so limited in who they can use, they could benefit the most of Disney, Fox and Sony.

That being said, I'm not a much of a fan of The Amazing Spider-Man and I'd rather see them focus on getting the characters they already have right. But it's possible to do both.
ALmazing - 3/19/2014, 10:46 PM
"So, what else can Sony do? " Sony could give the rights back to Marvel, it's the right thing to do.
WesleyGibson - 3/19/2014, 10:51 PM
Midnight

I have to respectfully disagree on the 'R' rating by saying [frick] no. Spider-Man is loved by billions including children, and Spidey just isn't R-rated material. Comics can make it work because of the varying range of stories, films simply cannot due to the child and family factor.

Think of it this way, when is the last time you took your kid to see a comic book?

I agree that Carnage needs some love though.
JoJo1982 - 3/19/2014, 11:25 PM
If Joker can get away with a PG 13 so can Carnage
BenjiWest - 3/20/2014, 1:54 AM
I would really like to see the Iron Spidey suit on the big screen. They ought to just make new characters around alternate Spiderman attire!
ManCalledSting - 3/20/2014, 6:37 AM
I'm glad Sony is keeping these rights, and I like what they are doing.
ManCalledSting - 3/20/2014, 6:38 AM
Clone saga. Introduce Scarlet Spider, and Spider Woman.
notmuchtotellreally - 3/20/2014, 8:10 AM
Spidey's the only hero or GTFO!!
ROBBEATZZZ - 3/20/2014, 8:11 AM
this problem may force sony to work with marvel studios
Darman456 - 3/20/2014, 1:09 PM
@0megaDaGod Well, The Incredible Hulk was distributed by Universal Studios and any Hulk solo films will be distributed only by Universal Studios as that was the deal.

So...perhaps make Sony the only distributor of the films in the future and continue to allow the same creative team work on it? I'd hate to see ANOTHER reboot. That'd be stupid.
supermanlives - 3/21/2014, 4:18 PM
I wonder if Sony owns Cloak and Dagger.

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