Marvel Studios and Sony Pictures have finally made the deal we were waiting for. They have confirmed that Spider-Man will be officially part of the Marvel Cinematic Universe. Within the last hour, I have read all the details and this is what we know so far about the joint venture. Kevin Feige seems very excited about Spider-Man coming over, and this is what will happen because of this much needed collaboration.
- Spider-Man will be available for the MCU films, and will be rebooted
Spider-Man fans won’t have to wait till 2018 for another solo film, it has been announced that Sony and Marvel are to produce a new Spider-Man movie for 2017. This deal also means that the web-slinger will also be available for upcoming movies such as Captain America: Civil War and Avengers: Infinity Wars. Though we know this will effectively reboot the character, no details are available yet to show whether it will be Andrew Garfield on board or another actor taking on the role.
- You will have to wait a little longer for some of the other MCU films
With a deal this big, Marvel Studios had to make some sacrifices in their schedules. While the two-part Infinity Wars will not be changing its release dates, a few movies will be shifted to later dates to make way for Spider-Man. Starting with Thor: Ragnarok which is moving from July 2017 to November 2017 and Black Panther will go to July 2018 from its former home the previous July. Also changes even further down the line as Captain Marvel is due to show herself now in November 2018 instead of July and the Inhumans movie now becomes the first MCU film post Infinity Wars for July 2019.
- Will be get the Captain America: Civil War we have been waiting for?
With details expected very soon on the upcoming movie, it looks like Civil War will now play out how we had hoped for it to. With time still to get Spider-Man in the part, the MCU look set to give their version of Spider-Man its star treatment and let him finally be united with the other heroes of this world. Look out for the upcoming announcements for Captain America 3 as press information will probably be released before Avengers: Age Of Ultron hits cinemas.
- Finally! How will Spider-Man be controlled?
Well, this is a bit funny. Sony and Marvel have created the deal for Spider-Man to feature in the MCU. Sony will apparently still have a certain amount of control over the character and the franchise, but this will be more on a collaborative basis between them and Marvel Studios to ensure the character is given the best lease of life. I am sure there will probably be many hours locked in board rooms discussing his future, but Marvel have played it so well time and time again and you’d have to be a fool not to trust them.
So, we finally have our wish. The big questions now begin. Who should play Spider-Man? He has been announced for an unspecified MCU film before his own 2017 movie, we must assume that is Civil War? Are you upset the other movies have been pushed back? All I say is bring me that first scene of Iron Man and Spider-Man having a battle of words and Spidey teasing the Hulk!
Marvel Cinematic Universe release dates:
Avengers: Age Of Ultron – 23rd April (UK)/1st May (US) 2015
Ant-Man – 17th July 2015
Captain America: Civil War – 29th April (UK)/6th May (US) 2016
Doctor Strange – 28th October (UK)/4th November (US) 2016
Guardians Of The Galaxy 2 – 28th April (UK)/5th May (US) 2017
Untitled Spider-Man film – 28th July 2017
Thor: Ragnarok – 3rd November 2017
Avengers: Infinity War Part 1 – 4th May 2018
Black Panther – 6th July 2018
Captain Marvel – 2nd November 2018
Avengers: Infinity War Part 2 – 3rd May 2019
Inhumans – 12th July 2019
Written by Jonjo Cosgrove
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