Rumors: Two SSU Ventures in the Works Centered on Doc Ock and Mysterio

Rumors Two SSU Ventures in the Works Centered on Doc Ock and Mysterio
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The concept of expanding Sony’s Spider-Man universe originated in 2013, intending to introduce spin-off films, notably one featuring Venom after ‘The Amazing Spider-Man 2.’ Disheartened by the film’s reception, Sony abandoned these plans, entering a collaboration with Marvel Studios in 2015, integrating Spider-Man into the MCU.

Despite mixed-to-negative reviews for SSU movies like Morbius, the universe persisted, with various live-action and animated projects in development, exploring both Spider-Man’s supporting characters and villains. Rumors now suggest two additional projects focusing on Doc Ock and Mysterio, as reported by Caiden Reed on X.

There are indications that Jake Gyllenhaal’s Mysterio from the MCU will not be reprising his role, potentially signaling that, if these rumors hold true, the SSU may not integrate with the MCU in the near future. While awaiting confirmation of these speculations, four new projects are anticipated to debut in 2024. The year kicks off with ‘Madame Web,’ starring Dakota Johnson, followed by ‘Kraven the Hunter’ featuring Aaron Taylor-Johnson, and the third installment, ‘Venom: Let There Be Carnage.’

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Although the majority of rumored and confirmed projects lack specific release dates, notable ones include ‘The Sinister Six,’ re-emerging in 2018 after Venom’s success, ‘Nightwatch’ developed with Spike Lee (director), ‘Jackpot’ scripted by Marc Guggenheim, and an untitled Roberto Orci Marvel film unrelated to Spider-Man. Additionally, Olivia Wilde’s untitled female-centric Marvel film and ‘El Muerto’ featuring Bad Bunny remain part of the SSU’s expanding universe. Feel free to share your thoughts in the comments section!

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