Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 is already making a pretty big splash at the box office this weekend. Dave Bautista recently appeared on the Talk is Jericho podcast to promote his film and was asked which Marvel film he was most excited to watch this year. But besides just letting audiences know that he was most excited about Spider-Man: Homecoming, Bautista may have also spilled that the rights to Spider-Man might be headed back to Marvel.
“Spider-Man is the one I’m really looking forward to. I love that kid – I love Tom Holland. I also love that they’re staying so true to the comics with this whole series and I think that’s because Marvel Studios has gotten involved. I think before, I think it was Sony who had control. And I think they’re doing a partnership now, but I think they will – I don’t know this for sure – but I think they’re going to re-acquire Spider-Man.”
The actor is quick to say that he doesn’t “know this for sure,” but now the speculation is out there. Spider-Man does still technically belong to Sony, by Marvel and Disney struck up a deal for his character to be able to appear in other Marvel films. But could this deal possibly lead the Spider-Man property back to Marvel’s hands more permanently? It’s possible, but be mindful that this isn’t anything official and for now, only speculation based on Bautista’s comments.
Until anything is confirmed, you can watch Bautista as Drax in Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2, which is currently playing in theaters.