Mystery Sony-Marvel movie coming in 2021

Spider-Man climbs the Washington Monument in Columbia Pictures' SPIDER-MAN: ™: HOMECOMING.
Spider-Man climbs the Washington Monument in Columbia Pictures' SPIDER-MAN: ™: HOMECOMING. /

A mystery Sony-Marvel movie is coming in 2021, but what could it be?

A mystery Sony-Marvel movie is coming in 2021, it was announced on Tuesday morning, February 11.

This news broke on Twitter from the account @ERCBoxOffice, which belongs to a company called Exhibitor Relations.

Because it’s a Sony film, this is almost certainly a Spider-Man-related character, though it wouldn’t be a third Tom Holland MCU movie, as that’s already been announced as part of Phase 4, hitting theaters on July 16, 2021. Nor would it be a sequel to Tom Hardy’s Venom, which is coming this year on October 2 (and possibly may have a Holland cameo). And it’s not Jared Leto’s vampire Morbius, either, as that film drops in a few months on July 31.

While speculates that perhaps this could be a villain-centric origin story for Kraven the Hunter, the symbiotic and psychotic Cletus Kasady/Carnage or Felicia Hardy/Black Cat, what if it wasn’t a villain story at all?

Into the Spider-Verse will be getting a sequel on April 8, 2022, but The Hollywood Reporter mentioned in passing that Sony was working on a “female-centric spinoff,” which seems like a lock to be about Spider-Gwen. Could this be that project? Being animated, it seems like the production timeline could line up.

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On another note, it could possibly be a live-action Spider-Gwen movie – given how the multiverse has been explored throughout Phase 3 in Doctor Strange and Avengers: Endgame, it wouldn’t have to be set in the main MCU continuity on Earth 19999999.

Finally – and this is an extreme longshot – but Sam Raimi will be directing Doctor Strange and the Multiverse of Madness (which is tied into the Disney Plus series WandaVision). Raimi, of course, directed the Tobey Maguire trilogy of Spider-Man movies that played a huge role in kicking off the current superheroic cinematic landscape.

What if this was a rebooted version of Raimi’s planned Spider-Man 4, which was scrapped in favor of the dismal Amazing Spider-Man in 2012? All six Spidey movies have followed the character as either a teenager or a young adult, though an older Peter Parker would have a myriad of fascinating story options, and enough time has passed that Maguire and Kirsten Dunst could realistically play parents of a teenager in Mayday.

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The mystery Sony-Marvel movie will hit theaters on October 8, 2021. What do you think it will be? Let us know in the comments below!