Venom: Sony to Spawn Other Characters out of Spider-Man Universe

Venom, the comic book adaptation in October, is eagerly anticipated, especially after “Spider-Man 3,” which was hugely disappointing.

Sony Pictures feels that the world of Spider-Man can spawn an inter-connected series of superhero movies to rival what Disney has created with its Marvel characters, and what Warner is attempting to do with its DC Comics heroes and villains.

With Disney’s acquisition of Fox’s film studio, Sony is now the only major studio outside of the Magic Kingdom with the licensing rights to Marvel characters. Fox has long had rights to “Fantastic Four” and “The X-Men,” pillars of the Marvel empire, that will now be able to interact with Captain America, Iron Man, and other members of the Avengers.

Sony’s licensing pact with Marvel includes rights to roughly 900 characters.

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