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Sony’s Spider-Man Universe is Key to Stopping Disney From Decimating the Superhero Genre With Generic, Baby-Proofed Content

Sony's Spiderman Universe

The Superhero genre is super-important. Insanely popular, films and TV shows based on comic book characters regularly do fantastic business. Unsurprisingly, therefore, big production houses want a piece of the action. The Marvel Cinematic Universe and the DC Extended Universe dominate the market. However, there is a third player, which albeit small, is nevertheless crucial for the genre as a whole. It is Sony. Sony’s Spider-Man Universe is often forgotten and eclipsed by the other giants. However, it seems poised to carve out a niche in the comic book-inspired genre and play an essential role. We explore how.

Peter B. Parker
Peter B. Parker from Spider-Man: Into The Spider-Verse

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What Sets Sony’s Spider-Man Universe Apart From The Others

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Recent offerings from the MCU like She-Hulk: Attorney at Law and Thor: Love and Thunder have been a huge disappointment. Content moderated for young audiences make it boring and dull. The spark, depth, and nuance that fans crave are missing. Enter Sony. Even though it has only made a handful of projects in this genre, it has made its mark. This is partly due to the peculiar circumstances Sony finds itself in. Due to the limited choice of characters, it has at its disposal, Sony is forced to innovate and explore unique storylines. Venom was a huge success at the box office and so was its sequel.

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How Sony Can Carve Out a Niche in the Superhero Genre and Save it

Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse
Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse: A poster

Sony has fascinating projects lined up in the future and looks all set to grow and compete. Sony plays an important role in fleshing out the superhero genre. Its projects are a breath of fresh air when compared to the often stale and boring offerings from Marvel. Lesser-known characters and unconventional storylines make Sony’s projects more appealing to a certain section of the audience. While such films may not have the same mass market appeal that the MCU projects do, they are nevertheless important for the growth of the Superhero genre.

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