It’s Official! Spider-Man Joins Marvel Studios’ Cinematic Universe

SPIDER-MANIt’s finally happening! Marvel Studios and Sony Pictures, who have owned the movie rights to Spider-Man, have struck a deal that will allow the use of the character in upcoming Marvel Studios films. We’ll be seeing Spider-Man team up with The Avengers soon enough.

As stated in Marvel’s official press announcement, “the new Spider-Man” will make his first appearance in an as of yet undisclosed Marvel Studios film. Soon after, on July 28, 2017,  the studios will release a solo Spider-Man film co-produced by Kevin Feige, his team at Marvel, and Amy Pascal. Sony Pictures will resume financing, distributing, and owning future Spider-Man films, and will retain “final creative control”.

Because Sony Pictures has delivered two poorly received Spider-Man films in the form of Spider-Man 3 and The Amazing Spider-Man 2, the words “final creative control” may not fill certain Marvel fans with hope of the studios producing a decent film. Although, with Marvel Studios’ Kevin Feige working closely with upcoming films, it may be safe to expect a great Spider-Man film to swing its way into theaters 2017.

Unfortunately for some, the words “new Spider-Man” mean previous Amazing Spider-Man star, Andrew Garfield, will no longer have a foot in this franchise. We can expect someone else to wear Spidey’s tight red and blue costume going forth.

Additionally, because of this collaboration between studios, Marvel has changed the release dates of four of their upcoming “Phase Three” films. Thor: Ragnorok will now release in theaters November 3, 2017, Black Panther will be released on July 6, 2018, Captain Marvel will be released on November 2, 2018, and Inhumans will be released on July 12, 2019.

Now sound off, Spidey fans. Are you happy to find out Marvel and Sony have struck this deal? Would you have liked to see Andrew Garfield resume his role as Spider-Man? What upcoming movie would you like to see the new Spider-Man make his first appearance in? Feel free to let us know your thoughts in the comments.

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