E-mails from the recent hacking operation on Sony Pictures have revealed that if Marvel makes a deal with Sony for creative control, they will ditch actor Andrew Garfield and his other co-stars from The Amazing Spider-Man franchise to start over with a clean slate.
The emails have also revealed that Marvel and Sony are in talks over a 60/40 deal for the rights to the Spider-Man franchise, reports hollywoodlife.com.
However, reports claim that Marvel is not inclined to give Sony creative control over the character, nor are they planning on honouring the contracts with Sony’s Spider-stars.
If the deal goes through, Garfield and other stars will leave the upcoming projects. It basically gives Marvel a complete do-over on the project.
The reason behind the control is that Marvel were not happy with the flop of the Amazing Spider-Man franchise. In an attempt to reboot Spider-Man and rebuild the franchise to the hype it was, they want their characters back for a fresh start.
Marvel were also reportedly unhappy with Sony’s apparent plans for further Spider-Man films.