The specifics of the agreement between Sony and Marvel Studios to share Spider-Man have never been made public, but you would imagine that the former would have significant input on the creative side. After all, the web-slinging superhero is the crown jewel of their intellectual properties, even though they botched two franchises of their own and ended up striking a deal with Kevin Feige and his team.
Far From Home is the highest-grossing movie in Sony’s history, so they’re probably quite happy with how Marvel are handling the character regardless of how heavy their influence is, but we’ve now heard from our sources – the same ones that told us that Taskmaster would be the villain in Black Widow and Jane Foster will have her cancer storyline in Thor: Love and Thunder – that Sony are pushing to include more Avengers in Spider-Man 3.
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According to our intel, Sony’s hoping for an increase in profits after Far From Home became the first Spidey movie to ever cross a billion dollars at the box office, and they believe that utilizing more of the MCU’s recognizable faces in Tom Holland’s third outing as Peter Parker is one way to guarantee that it happens. And so, they’d like to add in a few more big name characters.
Obviously, Robert Downey Jr.’s Tony Stark was all over the marketing for Homecoming and that movie didn’t reach a billion, while Far From Home did and it only featured background players like Nick Fury, Maria Hill and Happy Hogan. Benedict Cumberbatch’s Doctor Strange is already confirmed for Spider-Man 3, and don’t be surprised if Elizabeth Olsen’s Scarlet Witch is added to the cast in the near future, too, but stacking the ensemble full of fan favorites is no substitute for a great story. Hopefully, then, Marvel won’t let their rival studio go too crazy with Avengers cameos in the threequel.