Sony Considering a Marvel-Style Shared Universe…for ‘Robin Hood’

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As you've probably noticed, the "shared universe" is all the rage in Hollywood these days. Marvel started it with their Iron Man/Captain America/Thor/Avengers franchise. And since that has made them $50 gazillion, all the other studios are like, hey, we should do that! Hence Warner Brothers' Justice League, and Universal's monsters reboot.

Of course, Sony has been trying to follow suit with Spider-Man. In the spring they announced a whole slew of movies just about Spidey's enemies, which actually sounded pretty awesome until we learned The Amazing Spider-Man 2 sucked. Now that whole plan has hit rocky waters.

That may be why Sony is now considering another shared universe...based on Robin Hood.

That's right. Robin Hood. According to THR, Sony is negotiating a seven figure deal to buy a pitch (with no scripts) by Cory Goodman and Jeremy Lott for a shared cinematic universe about Robin Hood and his band of Merry Men. That would mean not only another movie about Robin Hood himself, but standalone movies for characters such as Little John, Friar Tuck, and Will Scarlett, who would all join forces to become The Avengers of the middle ages.

Apparently, the "tone" of the proposed project—which is called Hood—would be Mission Impossible meets Fast & Furious, and frankly, that sounds so, so stupid. But you never know. The right team of filmmakers could make almost any idea work.

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