SCOOP: 'Spider-Verse' Live-Action Film Going Forward
Written By Mikey Sutton • Editor-in-Chief • Owner
The web of Spider-Man continues to grow.
With the casting of Jamie Foxx as Electro in the third Spider-Man movie, as reported by The Hollywood Reporter, the likelihood of a live-action Spider-Verse film is quickly becoming reality. In May, I scooped that former Spidey Tobey Maguire was being discussed to meet the current web-slinger Tom Holland in such a project. It was being planned that Maguire would die and be replaced with Miles Morales in that particular universe. Another ex-Spider-Man, Andrew Garfield, was set to join them. Geekosity Magazine wasn't alive yet then but several YouTube channels and other sites carried my leaks. One of them, IMDb, is included below.
While it hasn't been confirmed which version of Electro Jamie Foxx will play, the hints of that Spider-Verse movie are piling up, especially with J.K. Simmons from the Sony films returning as J. Jonah Jameson in the MCU. According to sources, the live-action Spider-Verse is moving forward beyond the initial talks. Marvel Studios is interested in having Sam Raimi, Sony's original Spider-Man movie, to direct but this is still quite early.
I scooped yesterday that the Sony Spider-Man spin-offs will all be set in the same universe going forward; in other words, they're all in the MCU. To add, Kevin Feige will be heavily consulting on their Spider-Man movies to make sure there's a seamless connection as well as a standard of quality. The Spider-Verse film could be Sony's way of saying goodbye to the past with everything in the MCU from now on.
My original scoop: IMDB
T-Vo of Lords of the Long Box as dropped the news on his channel at the same time as we reported: