The recent aggressive attack on Sony from a hacker group has revealed that American screenwriter, film and television director, Joss Whedon will be replaced by Anthony and Joe Russo (Russo Brothers) to direct Marvel’s two-part sequel, Avengers: Infinity War (Part 1 & Part 2).
After the recent emails leak about Marvel trying to get Spider-Man for Captain America: Civil War. Now another batch of emails confirm that Russo Brothers will direct Avengers: Infinity War Parts I and II, according to Overtice.
In an exchange between Sony Pictures co-chairman, Amy Pascal & Russo Brothers in November, Russo said that it was too bad the talks between Sony and Marvel broke down.
Further adding that they will likely direct two-part sequel, Avengers: Infinity War and assured Pascal that regardless of what happens with Avengers: Infinity War, they will still direct Sony’s Gray Man movie starring Robert Downey Jr.
Additionally, Russo told Pascal that they can produce Spider-Man on a new contract. It is unclear if that would be with just Marvel or both Marvel & Sony.
In a different email Amy Pascal talks about the future of Spider-Man at Sony.
Producer Avi Arad requested Pascal to greenlight the Venom movie based on Disney Infinity: Marvel Super Heroes’ sales and promotion, which features the character.
In an earlier email, Sony asked director of original Spider-Man trilogy, Sam Raimi for assistance and Pascal remarked his work with first two Spider-Man movies, compared him to American film director, screenwriter, and producer, Joel Schumacher for Spider Man 3.
The email also includes a conversation between Amy Pascal & former Warner Bros. chief, Jeff Robinov who is with Sony now, he doesn’t want Sony to make a deal with Marvel.
Pascal says she is unsure about Sony’s Spider-Man, “I’m worried Sinister Six might not be the right [way to go],” and, “I just have the Spider-Man universe and not the Marvel universe.”
Robinov then recommends Stan Lee or someone who is knowledgeable of Spider-Man.
“Can you help me figure it out tomorrow? Unless I make the partnership with Marvel and Spider-man to join their world, I’m running out of options,” Pascal concludes.
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