SPIDER-MAN: Sony Is Bringing The Web Slinger To Marvel's MCU
As Sony attempts to revamp their precious and lucrative Spider-Man franchise, news has come that they will finally partner with Marvel Entertainment and give the web slinger his first appearance in a Marvel film. Though neither company is telling which film it will be, THR's Heat Vision blog assumes it will most likely be Captain America: Civil War, as Spidey played a major role in the comic book story-line.
Once the character has been relaunched, Spider-Man will remain at Sony; they will retain the final creative control and continue to finance, distribute, and own the new movies. Marvel's Kevin Feige will come on board as a producer with Sony's Amy Pascal for a new Spider-Man film due out on July 28, 2017. The studios will look for ways to include characters from the MCU (Marvel Cinematic Universe) into the new Spider-Man films from there.
Said Feige: "Marvel's involvement will hopefully deliver the creative continuity and authenticity that fans demand from the MCU. I am equally excited for the opportunity to have Spider-Man appear in the MCU, something which both we at Marvel, and fans alike, have been looking forward to for years."
So with any new merger there are expected changes. Depending on how you felt about him in the role, you will be sad or pleased to know that Andrew Garfield is not expected to return. Over at Marvel they are shuffling their schedule around to accommodate these changes. Get your calendars out, the following four Marvel films have new dates.
Thor: Ragnarok has been moved to Nov. 3, 2017 from its July 28, 2017 date. Black Panther will now open July 6, 2018, moving from Nov. 3, 2017. Captain Marvel moved to Nov. 2, 2018 from July 6, 2018, while Inhumans is slotted for July 12, 2019, from its original Nov. 2, 2018 date.
Everyone, take a step back and make room for the new guy.