With two sequels to The Amazing Spider-Man already in the pipeline, it’s clear that Sony is keen to maximise the rights to the friendly neighbourhood wall-crawler.
However, those films may only be the start of it, with Sony Co-Chairman Amy Pascal revealing to investors that a series of spin-off projects may soon be on the horizon.
“We are going to access Marvel’s full world of Spider-Man characters,” said Pascal, “so be on the lookout for new heroes and villains.”
A spin-off film starring the alien symbiote Venom has long been mooted, making him a prime candidate for one of the projects Pascal is hinting at. Black Cat could also be an option, with the character set to be introduced through the main series of films.
In the meantime, fans have The Amazing Spider-Man 2 to look forward to, with that film set to swing into UK cinemas on 18 April 2014.