Marvel may seem determined to foul its own nest with its current treatment of the MCU post-Endgame, but that is nothing compared to the horrors that Sony seems to unleash on these characters when left to their own devices. A recent book talks about the plans they had for a third movie in the Amazing Spider-Man series with Andrew Garfield.
MCU: The Reign of Marvel Studios, by Joanna Robinson, Dave Gonzales, and Gavin Edwards, has revealed that a third movie was fully planned. It was to have featured Marvel’s Savage Land – a tropical prehistoric preserve hidden in Antarctica – and the villains were to be the Sinister Six.
According to the book:
“By the end of 2014, [Drew Goddard] had a draft that took Spider-Man and his villains to the Savage Land, where Spider-Man would ride a T-Rex.”
Luckily for us, The Amazing Spider-Man 2 flopped followed by Sony and Marvel coming to an agreement. The book also mentions that the original pitch for No Way Home featured Kraven the Hunter as the main villain, but Sony wouldn’t release the character for use in the movie as they wanted him in his own solo film first.
That Kraven The Hunter movie is now on the way, with a fourth instalment in the Tom Holland-led Spider-Man franchise collaboration with Marvel Studios expected at some point.
The Amazing Spider-Man 3 would have had Paul Giamatti returning as Rhino and featured Shailene Woodley as Mary Jane Watson. It would have been Marc Webb’s final film in the franchise as director, and Andrew Garfield had a contract in place for the movie but had said multiple times he had no plans to extend his contract past the third installment.
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