What Should Sony Name Their No Spider-Man Marvel Universe?

Spider-Man’s villains. Image: Sean Chen/Marvel
Spider-Man’s villains. Image: Sean Chen/Marvel

The big superhero news of the day is that Tom Hardy will play Venom. To announce the news, Sony tweeted that the film would be part of “Sony’s Marvel Universe” but that sounds weird. Maybe even a little sad. Guys, we need to help them come up with a better name.


From what we understand, “Sony’s Marvel Universe” will be a set of movies starring Spider-Man villains, like Venom and the in-development Black Cat and Silver Sable. But they won’t star Spider-Man, because he’s being used by Disney in the Marvel Cinematic Universe. Which is an excellent name, by the way—descriptive, accurate, evenclean.

So what should Sony name this series of Spidey villain movies? Here’s a few we came up with:

  • Sony’s Marvel’s Spider-Man’s Universe
  • Sony’s Small Slice of Marvel’s Cinematic Universe
  • Sony’s Spider-Man-Less Cinematic Half-a-verse
  • The No Spider-Verse
  • The Superior Foes of Spider-Verse

Now it’s your turn. Throw your suggestions in the comments below.

Entertainment Reporter for io9/Gizmodo. Formerly of Premiere, EW, Us Weekly, and Slashfilm. AP Award-Winning Film Critic and CCA member. Loves Star Wars, posters, Legos, and often all three at once.


Sony’s crap-o-matic universe?

Sorry, but I still can’t forgive them for their last Fan4astic disaster. More explicitly, I can’t forgive their last rendition of Doctor Doom.