Sony’s Spider-Man universe sounded like a good idea at first, but the latest rumor makes it look as though they are blindly throwing darts at a board. With each new rumor to pop up, their Spider-Man universe feels more like a desperate ploy to stay in competition with their rivals, DIsney’s Marvel Studios and Warner Bros.’ DC Universe, and more of a reason to keep a tight hold of a once lucrative franchise. We are getting a Sinister Six film sooner than expected, which could work given that the tone of the film will be like that of the Dirty Dozen. There are also rumors of an all-female Spider-Man character team up. Then there is Venom, but the status of that film is still up in the air.
With Sinister Six and The Amazing Spider-Man 3 are pretty much locks, but still far from ready to start filming, a new rumor has emerged to make it look as though Sony will do just about anything to keep the Spider-Man character in their grasp. According to a new rumor, the studio is interested in a movie centered around Spidey’s Aunt May.
The film will be about Aunt May in her youth, and that it would be in the same vein as Mad Men. It would supposedly be part of the soft reboot that Sony has planned for their Spider-Man franchise. Trouble, the Mark Millar-penned romance mini-series released in 2003, would be the source material for the rumored film. In Trouble, “May gets teen-pregnant by Richard but gave up baby Peter to Mary who takes the secret of Peter’s true parentage to her grave.”
So basically the Aunt May solo film is like Gotham, only it is a Marvel film with a Mad Men feel to it. Is that the kind of film that Spider-Man fans have been asking for?