Sony's Spider-Man Universe

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Sony's Spider-Man Universe
Developer Columbia Pictures
Publisher Sony
Platforms As noted below
Released 2002-present
Added to
As noted below

The Sony Spider-Man Universe (SSU) is an American multimedia series by the Sony-owned studio Columbia Pictures that is spearheaded by films and television shows with characters related to the Marvel Comics character Spider-Man. It also includes comics and music.

Purchase of Spider-Man film rights

In 1996, Marvel Enterprises went bankrupt. To save the company, the film rights to its most popular characters were sold to various film studios at relatively low prices. The rights to produce Spider-Man films, as well as films based on characters related to Spider-Man, were purchased by Sony.

Friendly Neighborhood Spider-Man

From 2002 to 2007, Columbia Pictures produced three Spider-Man films. After the release of Spider-Man: No Way Home, which featured all three versions of Spider-Man produced by Sony Pictures, this version of Spider-Man was retroactively referred to by Sony as the Friendly Neighborhood Spider-Man.


Title Studio Released Notes
Spider-Man Sony Pictures Releasing 2002
Spider-Man 2 Sony Pictures Releasing 2004
Spider-Man 3 Sony Pictures Releasing 2007
Spider-Man: No Way Home Marvel Studios 2021 Included the Friendly Neighborhood, MCU, and Amazing Spider-Men.

Amazing Spider-Man

Sony retooled the character into the Amazing Spider-Man films, which featured a different version of Spider-Man. Films featuring the Amazing Spider-Man iteration of the character were released from 2012 to 2014.


Title Studio Released Notes
The Amazing Spider-Man Sony Pictures Releasing 2012
The Amazing Spider-Man 2 Sony Pictures Releasing 2014
Spider-Man: No Way Home Marvel Studios 2021 Included the Amazing, MCU, and Friendly Neighborhood Spider-Men.

Sharing Spider-Man film rights with Marvel Pictures

Following the success of the Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU) by Marvel Studios, Sony and Disney, the owners of Marvel, made a deal to bring a new version of Spider-Man into the MCU.

Sony's Spider-Man Universe

Through Columbia Pictures, Sony also developed its own interconnected cinematic universe based on Spider-Man-related characters. This universe was announced as Sony Pictures Universe of Marvel Characters on May 20, 2017.

On September 1, 2021, Sony rebranded its universe of Spider-Man-related characters as Sony's Spider-Man Universe.


Title Studio Released Notes
Venom Columbia Pictures 2018
Venom: Let There Be Carnage Columbia Pictures 2021
Morbius Sony Pictures Releasing 2022
Madame Web Sony Pictures Releasing 2024
Kraven the Hunter Sony Pictures Releasing 2024
Venom 3 Sony Pictures Releasing 2024

Television shows

Title Studio Released Notes
Silk: Spider Society Sony Pictures Releasing TBA


In this version, Miles Morales trained with an older, more experienced version of Peter Parker. Both interacted with multiple versions of Spider-Man across the multiverse. This multiverse was introduced in 2018.


Title Studio Release Added to museum Notes
Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse Sony Pictures Animation 2018
Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse Sony Pictures Animation 2023
Spider-Man: Beyond the Spider-Verse Sony Pictures Animation 2024