Before Sony Pictures decided to reach an agreement with Disney and Marvel Studios that brought a new version of the web-slinger into the Marvel Cinematic Universe, they had some seriously dumb ideas for where to take the wall-crawler next. The Amazing Spider-Man 2 was a total disaster, but one that was originally meant to launch spinoffs and at least two sequels.
Looking at information gathered from the "Sony Hack" incident, what the trades were reporting at the time, and the rumours that did the rounds in the mid-2010s, it's clear the studio had no real idea what to do with the web-slinger.
Some of these are comical, while others are downright infuriating. What they all have in common, however, is the fact they will make you feel extremely relieved and grateful that Sony ultimately realised that their only option was to enlist the help of Marvel Studios and Kevin Feige to reboot the character. Now, the character's future is looking a little brighter, but there is some uncertainty.
That's because Sony is once again taking a more active role in what happens to Spider-Man on the big screen, but nothing they do in "Sony Pictures' Universe of Marvel Characters" can be as bad as what was once in the works...