In case you missed it, Marvel and Sony Pictures have announced that they have struck a deal to bring the wall crawling web slinger to the Marvel Cinematic Universe.
Spider-Man will first appear in a Marvel film, then Sony will release the next film in the franchise on July 28, 2017. The film will be co-produced by Kevin Feige and his team at Marvel, along with Amy Pascal. Sony Pictures continues to finance, distribute, own and have final creative control of the Spider-Man films.
The new deal between the two studios could open up new opportunities to integrate characters from the MCU into future Spider-Man films.
How does this affect the franchise and the MCU films? It changes quite a lot of things.
Marvel/Sony Movie Schedule
– Spider-Man scheduled for July 28, 2017 (co-produced by Marvel and Sony)
– Thor 3: Ragnarok moves to November 3, 2017
– Black Panther moves to July 6, 2018
– Captain Marvel moves to November 2, 2018
– Inhumans moves to July 12, 2019
– Other Sony Spider-Man movie spin-offs, including The Sinister Six, are probably still in the works but with some alterations/modifications.
Captain America: Civil War
– There has been some news that this could be the movie Spider-Man will make his first appearance in the MCU along side the debut of Black Panther.
A New Spider-Man
– Andrew Garfield will not be reprising the role of Spider-Man/Peter Parker in the new films and unsure if any other characters will be recast.
– The character will probably be a teenage high school student closely similar to the Ultimate Spider-Man animated series on the Disney Channel.
– Will this be Peter Parker or Miles Morales from the Ultimate Spider-Man comics.
Now that Marvel will be integrating their most recognizable and popular character into the MCU, where does that leave the other two remaining franchises the X-Men and Fantastic Four? Still in the hands of 20th Century Fox. At the moment, it’s very unlikely any of these characters will crossover into the MCU due to the friction between the two companies.
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