Spidey’s in the MCU!

Posted: February 10, 2015 in Comic Book News
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This is now a thing! Image taken from comicbookmovie.com

It’s been announced today that Sony and Marvel have finally reached an agreement on sharing the rights of the Spider-Man character! With this new deal, the character will first appear in an unspecified Marvel Studios production (most likely the upcoming Captain America: Civil War) before moving on to a new feature film from Sony, which will be released in July 28, 2017.

While Sony will still retain final creative control over the Spider-Man solo films, Marvel is reportedly looking for ways to bring their MCU characters to Spider-Man films; this means we may see the repercussions of Peter’s unmasking in Civil War in his own film, with MCU heroes and villains looking to take him down and/or help him out.

Sadly for fans of the Amazing Spider-man series of films, actor Andrew Garfield might not be returning to the franchise, as it is “not expected” for him to come back as Peter.

Due to this new partnership, the release dates of four MCU films have been altered: Thor: Ragnarok moved from July 28 to November 3, 2017; Black Panther moved from November 3 to July 6, 2018; Captain Marvel moved from July 6 to November 2; and Inhumans moved from November 2 to July 12, 2019.

What Does This Mean?

From a professional point of view, I can say that this sounds like an amazing opportunity, and one that I can’t wait to see unfold in the coming years. As a lifelong fan of Spider-Man, however, I can say I’m about to burst with excitement.

There are so many stories Marvel and Sony can do now that they’re working together; perhaps the future of 2099 could be touched upon? Maybe Marvel could go the MC2 route when their Peter Parker actor gets older and allow Mayday to fill his shoes? What about bringing in a version of Miles Morales at some point? This one’s reaching a tad bit, but what about a Spider-Verse series of films way down the line? Whatever they decide to do, I’m wishing Sony and Marvel all the best. I can’t wait to see what happens next.

But to both of the studios, I just have one thing to say: With great power, comes great responsibility. Use this opportunity wisely.

How excited are you for this new development? Go ahead and send me a tweet with that widget on the left, or leave me a comment about it. You can even check out an earlier post I did about why Sony should partner with Marvel over Spidey in the first place.

Please don’t bring this back. Image taken from huffingtonpost.com

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