Los Angeles: Emails from the recent hacking operation on Sony Pictures have revealed that if Marvel makes a deal with Sony for creative control, they will ditch actor Andrew Garfield and his other co-stars from "The Amazing Spider-Man" franchise to start over with a clean slate.
Andrew Garfield. Pic/Getty Images
The emails have also revealed that Marvel and Sony are in talks over a 60/40 deal for the rights to the "Spider-Man" franchise, reports hollywoodlife.com.
However, reports claim that Marvel is not inclined to give Sony creative control over the character, nor are they planning on honouring the contracts with Sony's Spider-stars.
If the deal goes through, Garfield and other stars will leave the upcoming projects. It basically gives Marvel a complete do-over on the project.
The reason behind the control is that Marvel were not happy with the flop of the Amazing Spider-Man franchise. In an attempt to reboot Spider-Man and rebuild the franchise to the hype it was, they want their characters back for a fresh start.
Marvel were also reportedly unhappy with Sony's apparent plans for further Spider-Man films.