Sony’s Spider-Man Franchise is Aimless
Is Sony adrift with its Spider-Man franchise?
After rebooting the extremely popular series into the new Amazing Spider-Man direction, things have not gone all that well for the web-swinger, Marvel Films, and Sony Pictures. While the films have earned money, they are clearly well below the popularity and critical acclaim of various other Marvel (and D.C.) films.
Rumors are swirling that an Aunt May movie is in the works. Hopefully, that will remain a rumor in the eyes of Jared Haftel. He is not a fan of that idea.
For one, Spider-Man works when the focus is on him. Not when it is on a huge array of characters.
Furthermore, the various characters born from the Spider-Man realm are not great in their own series. The Punisher is a perfect example of this. Turning the Green Goblin into the star of his own series won’t work and Venom might just be seen as a Spider-Man clone. (Which the character really is)
Of course, it is possible that Sony could get the series back on track. Yet, even casual observers realize that without Sam Raimi at the helm this series is adrift.