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3 Spider-Man Branches For Future Marvel Projects Confirmed By Sony

Sony’s confirmation of 3 Spider-Man branches is exciting news for fans. In 2022, Spider-Man’s popularity will continue to rise as a result of his appearances in multiple film universes on both the big and small screens. Spider-Man: No Way Home, the biggest movie of 2021, was made in collaboration between Sony and Marvel, while Sony also works alone on its own batch of Spider-Man films in various continuity.

The studio responsible for the friendly neighborhood Spider-Man has many new projects planned for release in the next couple of years to keep the hero alive. To be sure, Tom Holland’s Spider-Man 4 in the Marvel Cinematic Universe is still a ways off, but there are already three films set to debut in 2023: Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse, Kraven the Hunter, and Madame Web.

A lingering question remains as to how all this new material from Sony can coexist with one another. Now, according to a recent report, both Spider-Man 4 and Madame Web have been given an update. When it comes to the management of all of this, Sony’s CEO provided some clarification in the same report.

Sony’s Spider-Man Movie Divisions

In an interview with Deadline, Sony Pictures CEO Tom Rothman described how the studio classifies the various Spider-Man-related projects it has in its portfolio.

Rothman revealed that Sony categorizes its “Marvel business… into 3 branches” based on the past and future movies that they include:

1) The Spider-Verse animated trilogy. For now, “We’re currently at work on two Spider-Verse sequels to our Oscar-winning animated movie, with [Phil] Lord and [Chris] Miller.”

2) Marvel Studios’ co-produced Spider-Man films starring Tom Holland. He hopes the cast and crew, which includes Holland, Zendaya and director Jon Watts, will come back for a fourth film.

3) Live-action Spider-Man movies from Sony, which are “additional to the Spider-Man universe,” include the Kraven film, which is due out next year, and the Madame Web movie, which is currently filming.

3 Branches of Spider-Man Stories for Sony

Despite the fact that this report does not confirm that these universes exist independently of one another, it reveals how Sony prioritizes its Spider-Verse films. A clearer picture of how Sony Pictures works with Marvel Studios and on its own is provided to the public as a result.

Even though it is unclear whether these worlds will ever collide, Sony has a lot on its plate in terms of characters and plots, so keeping things organized behind the scenes is critical.

There is still a lot of anticipation for how Sony will continue to develop these stories in the years to come, as the company has already laid out plans through 2024. In addition to the Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse sequel and a third solo Venom film, Marvel has confirmed that Tom Holland’s Spider-Man trilogy will be developed within the MCU.