There have been many, many reports lately about what Sony Pictures may or may not be doing with its Spider-Man franchise after the disappointment of The Amazing Spider-Man 2, but now we have some clarity on what has actually been discussed and what’s definitely in the works, albeit under some pretty lousy circumstances. Sony has been the target of a very aggressive and incredibly damaging attack from a hacker group that’s now demanding the studio not release The Interview in theaters later this month, and today some internal emails from the studio were released online as a result of said attack.
We will not be publishing any of the emails here, but the folks at the Wall Street Journal did some digging after seeing that some of the emails revealed Sony and Marvel definitely did have discussions about teaming up on new Spider-Man films. Moreover, an animated Spider-Man comedy is in development from The LEGO Movie directors/geniuses Phil Lord and Chris Miller. More after the jump.