Spider-Man Spinoff News Coming Soon, Says Sony Chairman

Details on Sony Pictures' plans for one or more possible "Spider-Man" spin-off films are pretty thin on the ground, but that might be set to change soon according to the Chairman of Sony Pictures Entertainment’s Motion Picture Group Tom Rothman.

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When pressed by a journalist from Collider, at the recent red-carpet premiere of the Tom Hanks film "Inferno," Rothman refused to be drawn on whether the character "Venom" would be the focus, but did assure fans that there was a "concerted effort" going on and that there would be "real news, as opposed to speculative news, before too long."

Rothman also confirmed that "Spider-Man: Homecoming" has wrapped filming, although he admitted that there was a "little pick-up shooting being done."

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Speaking in terms of the deal that allows Spider-Man to appear in Marvel Studio's cinematic universe, the Sony Chairman was quick to heap praise on the creative partnership and Kevin Feige, President of Production for Marvel Studios, in particular – saying "I have tremendous respect for [Feige] and the whole Marvel organisation… its been a first-rate collaboration."

Directed by Ron Howard and starring Tom Hanks, Irrfan Khan, Omar Sy, Sidse Babette Knudsen and Ben Foster, “Inferno” opens on October 28.

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Starring Tom Holland, Marisa Tomei, Robert Downey, Jr., Michael Keaton, Zendaya, Donald Glover, Jacob Batalon, Laura Harrier and Tony Revolori, “Spider-Man: Homecoming” swings into theaters on July 7, 2017.

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