Marvel Fans Worldwide aren’t amused with either Sony’s Universe’s name for Marvel characters or the presumed Sinister Six plotline
The past week has brought about a lot of emotions for Marvel fans around the world. From mourning the release of Black Widow’s origin story to celebrating a year to Avenger Infinity Saga and 12 years of Iron Man.
Heads Up! Sony is receiving a backlash from Fans and experts alike over SUMC
- Sony Receives backlash on christening Spider-Man Verse as SUMC
- Sony’s Spider-Man Plan
- MCU and SUMC Character Crossovers
- Fans Expectations from Sony’s Sinister Six
The backlash on christening Spidey Verse as SUMC
The first week of May 2020 is an emotional roller coaster ride for the comic franchise lovers. And with Sony naming its Spider-Man spinoff Marvel universe as Sony Pictures Universe of Marvel Characters was the last straw. The production house has drawn criticism over the choice of name. The need to have a ‘distinct branding’ is so absurd apparent.
Well, honestly, it’s quite a mouthful both fans and experts believe. Sony Pictures Universe of Marvel Characters or SUMC has received a mixed reaction from fans worldwide. Like has anybody considered calling it just Sony’s Marvel Universe, maybe…?
For the uninitiated, Spider-Man, Morbius and Venom are part of Sony’s Marvel Universe now officially known as SUMC. Sony holds the right for Spiderman and its corresponding characters and their own universe is now taking shape while we still have an MCU Spider-Man movie left.
Sony’s Spider-Man Plan
Sinister Six is long speculated by Spider-Man fans and Sony had tried and failed in one of its attempts to do fan service during The Amazing Spider-Man days. But a report suggests that Sony hasn’t given up.
“We hear that as Sony progresses their own Marvel universe with titles likes Venom 2 and Sinister Six, and Disney/Marvel their own, there could be a “call and answer” between the two franchises as they acknowledge details between the two in what is would loosely be described as a shared detailed universe. Details on that are still early.”
Now both the giants are trying to slowly mix the universes to create continuity for the fans. With the central idea being that Tom Holland’s Spiderman will wrap up his MCU stint post Spiderman 3 and will be the central character for SUMC.
MCU and SUMC Character Crossovers
J Jonah Jameson: From SUMC to MCU
We met Jameson’s different ‘avatar’ in Spider-Man: Far From Home. Actor JK Simmons became the first actor to crossover from Sony’s side to the MCU Spider-Man storyline.
Vulture: From MCU to SUMC
In the Morbius trailer, we see a graffiti of Spiderman with an overlay of word ‘Murderer’ in line with the end credit scene of Spiderman: Far from Home, where he was dubbed one by J Jonah Jameson. But eagle-eyed fans have noticed that the Spiderman graffiti is actually the Toby McGuire’s version NOT Tom Holland’s.
In the nutshell, the presence of Vulture proves that Morbius is set in the MCU world and makes it the first character from MCU to crossover in SUMC.
Sony’s Sinister Six Plan
The original Sinister Six team was formed by Doctor Octopus, who was joined by Electro, Kraven the Hunter, Mysterio, Sandman, and Vulture. The comics always had a rota of villains playing Sinister Six who always go behind Spider-Man.
With characters like Vulture, Mysterio, Sandman, Carnage all confirmed Sony is nearing its purpose but fans already seem to think its a bad idea. Just like the name fans don’t seem much excited about their friendly neighbourhood Spider-Man’s possible adventures.
A Reddit thread suggests, “I just don’t really get the hype surrounding them, outside of being a staple in Spider-Man’s history for a long time.”
The thread titled, Change my mind: the Sinister Six should not be adapted received a comment saying, “I don’t think it needs to happen straight away like in the third movie. They need to introduce at least three more members.”
Marvel Fans seem more eager about the idea of getting their own MCU version of Venom, Carnage, Morbius, etc and Sinister Six should be created from already established characters.