Originally Posted by Mr. Dent
The OP made me facepalm.
And no, it's not Thanos, because Thanos will be in Guardians of the Galaxy while the role Vin was in discussions with Marvel about was for phase 3 and a new IP in 2016. As for the Spider-Man thing, not even worth bringing up the 57638465769 reasons why it's obviously not happening that everyone should understand by now and accept.
Don't know about you but when I hear "merging of the brands" I think about two franchises that as of yet have not been put together (Spider-Man and MCU).
Sony know everyone wants to see Spidey with the Avengers, the crew and the studio get asked ALL the time, seriously.
The last time the fans demanded something, the studio did it (think venom).