Thanks to extensive negotiations between the two companies, Marvel Studios and Sony have now finally reached an agreement to complete one more Spider-Man film to mark a trilogy kicked off by 2017's Spider-Man: Homecoming. He'll also appear in one more MCU film. This comes weeks after the initial devastating report that Sony and Marvel Studios had not come to a deal and that Spider-Man wouldn't appear in the MCU for the foreseeable future.
This news comes with widespread fan celebration. To continue a Spider-Man saga without the acknowledgment of MCU characters with whom Spidey has interacted, including Captain America, Ant-Man, Falcon, and, above all, Iron Man, would be entirely confusing and incredibly disappointing. Fortunately, this crisis has been diverted and we can now have another Spider-Man film set within the MCU.
But, who should be writing Spidey's final MCU romp? Spider-Man: Homecoming and Spider-Man: Far From Home were great action flicks and explored Peter Parker in ways the films that came before hadn't (in many ways). Yet, one of the best Spider-Man stories told in years, if not the best in years, came in 2018's Marvel's Spider-Man for PlayStation 4. It was a deep, adult tale about a man who found a good balance between life as a superhero and life as an ordinary person, contributing to society in both contexts but experiencing immense pain along the way.
Developed by Insomniac Games, Marvel's Spider-Man is one of the best superhero games of all-time and the writing stands as some of the best in the industry. Frankly, it surpasses much of the writing seen throughout the films, though specifically 2007's Spider-Man 3 and the Amazing Spider-Man films. It shines in places never thought possible for a Spider-Man game and, as such, Insomniac Games' writers should be invited to lend their talents to the next film.
Sure, writing games might be different than writing movies, but the PS4 game had movie-level writing for a Spider-Man setting in which Peter Parker was now an adult, out of Aunt May's home. This presents a great, fresh opportunity for Insomniac's writers. They've proven that they can write an adult take on Spider-Man, but now would be there time to show how skillfully they could write a tale about a college-aged Spider-Man. The sense of humor would basically remain constant, but Insomniac would have the opportunity to explore new themes, villains, and, potentially, locales.
Now with the big news out that Spider-Man has at least two more MCU films in him, the time is ripe for new writers to step in to craft a fresh story. Insomniac Games has proven it's up for the task with a superbly-written Spider-Man game and, surely, this could transfer well into a moviegoing experience.