Sony Rethinks Spider-Man Universe Name

by Erik Amaya

If you’ll recall, we had a lot of fun when Sony tried to brand its Spider-Verse as “the Sony Pictures Universe of Marvel Characters” last year. The unwieldy name — complete with an equally awkward SPUMC acronym — failed to stick in people’s minds like the Marvel Cinematic Universe or even the so-called DC Extended Universe. And it seems Sony finally saw the light and is trying a different, simpler brand.

According to Screenrant, the studio introduced a new name, “Sony’s Spider-Man Universe,” during Monday night’s CinemaCon presentation. While still a little cumbersome, it at least reduces down to a manageable three letters: SSU. It also keeps the studio name, which had to be of paramount importance to Sony, which hopes to hold onto Spider-Man, and his friends and foes, for ages to come.

Film considered part of the SSU include Venom, Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse, Venom: Let There Be Carnage, and Morbius. Projects in development centered on Madame Web, Silver Sable, Black Cat, and Spider-Woman will also be part of the SSU. And depending on how things turn out in Spider-Man: No Way Home, the SSU may share a border the MCU, allowing characters to interact from time to time.

Of course, as we said last year, Spider-Verse still gets the concept across better and we expect it to be in use more often than SSU.

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