“Spider-Man” Is Now Officially Part Of Disney’s Marvel Cinematic Universe

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It’s official! “Spider-Man” will be joining the Marvel Cinematic Universe and Disney/Marvel will co-produce future “Spider-Man” movies with Sony.

Under the agreement, the new “Spider-Man” will first appear for a film in Disney’s Marvel Cinematic Universe and then Sony will release a new “Spider-Man” movie on July 28th, 2017 to be co-produced by Marvel’s Kevin Feige and Sony’s Amy Pascal.

Marvel and Sony Pictures are also exploring opportunities to integrate characters from the MCU into future Spider-Man films.

Bob Iger, Chairman and CEO, The Walt Disney Company said: “Spider-Man is one of Marvel’s great characters, beloved around the world. We’re thrilled to work with Sony Pictures to bring the iconic web-slinger into the Marvel Cinematic Universe, which opens up fantastic new opportunities for storytelling and franchise building.”

“We always want to collaborate with the best and most successful filmmakers to grow our franchises and develop our characters. Marvel, Kevin Feige and Amy, who helped orchestrate this deal, are the perfect team to help produce the next chapter of Spider-Man,” said Michael Lynton, Chairman and CEO of Sony Pictures Entertainment. “This is the right decision for the franchise, for our business, for Marvel, and for the fans.”

“Sony Pictures and Marvel Studios share a love for the characters in the Spider-Man universe and have a long, successful history of working together. This new level of collaboration is the perfect way to take Peter Parker’s story into the future,” added Doug Belgrad, president, Sony Pictures Entertainment Motion Picture Group.

“I am thrilled to team with my friends at Sony Pictures along with Amy Pascal to produce the next Spider-Man movie,” said Marvel Studios President Kevin Feige. “Amy has been deeply involved in the realization on film of one of the world’s most beloved characters. 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.”

Source: Marvel

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Welcome home “Spider-Man!”

This is without a doubt the news that most Marvel fans have been waiting to hear. It is still uncertain if “Spider-Man” will make his debut in “Captain America: Civil War” or “Avengers: Infinity War Part 1.” I have a feeling that he will be a part of “Civil War” since the character of “Spider-Man” was a major participant in the comic book series. I had heard previously that Marvel was not going to use “Spider-Man” even if a deal between Marvel and Sony emerged because the script had been finalized and they were planning on going into production soon. “Black Panther” was expected to fill in for “Spider-Man’s” role. I am sure that Disney and Marvel were aware that an agreement was in play and it wouldn’t surprise me if they had written two scripts just in case. So I would expect “Spider-Man” to be the third major character in “Civil War.” I also would not be surprised if the title changes to just “Civil War” at some point.

It sounds as though Andrew Garfield will no longer be playing “Spider-Man” and that they will be casting a new “Spider-Man.” Marvel also mentioned that characters from “Spider-Man’s” Universe may appear in future Marvel movies. This is an added bonus because the Marvel Cinematic Universe is really lacking in “good” villains.

Now that a new “Spider-Man” movie will be released on July 28th, 2017, some of Marvel’s Phase 3 movies release dates are being shifted around.  “Thor: Ragnarok” was scheduled to be released on July 28th, 2017 but will now be moved to November 3rd, 2017. The following year, Marvel’s “Black Panther” will make its way to theaters on July 6, 2018, and Marvel’s “Captain Marvel” on November 2, 2018. Finally, Marvel’s “Inhumans” will now debut in theaters July 12, 2019. The previously announced dates for Marvel’s “Avengers: Infinity War Part 1” and “Avengers: Infinity War Part 2” on May 4, 2018 and May 3, 2019, respectively, remain unchanged.new

 

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    • The Wall Street Journal reported that Disney and Marvel are scrambling to get Spider-man in Civil War. So I think it is going to happen. But I really think that is a tough story to have for a single movie. I would think it would need at least two movies. Still a little leery about how they are going to adapt the comic.

  • thank you for the news on Spider man becoming part of Disney’s Marvel cinematic Universe. I am looking forworld to seeing what Disney and Marvel do with spider man. I work at a movie theater in my area so I am glad that this happened and I can’t wait to see the first Disney Marvel spider man movie sometime soon in theaters. I have a question for you Joe do you know when the first Disney Marvel spider man movie will be coming out to theaters and if spider man will be in the avengers civil war or in the Captain American movie next year or if spider man will be in the avengers civil war part 1 or part 2 in May of 2018 or May of 2019? I think that Disney and Marvel will do really good things with spider man and I can’t wait to see the first Disney Marvel spider man movie sometime soon.

  • Thanks Chris. The new Spider-Man movie will be coming out on July 28th, 2017. This appears to be very significant for Disney since they moved the release dates for most of the Phase 3 movies so that they can launch the new Spider-man movie.

    It still is not confirmed what role Spider-Man will play in Civil War. I can guarantee that he will be in it, even it is just a post credit teaser. The good news is that they haven’t started filming it yet, so they do have time to make him a major character in the movie. Disney and Sony still need to cast a new Spider-Man, who will appear in the solo Spider-man movie and any of the follow up Marvel movies. I am sure that Disney and Sony were aware for months thatt this deal was happening so they do probably have a short list of actors that they will approach.

    Spider-Man will be in Infinity War Part 1. It is rumored that Captain America, Iron Man, Hulk and Thor will not be in Part 1 but will be back for Part 2 to join Spider-Man as well as an insane amount of Marvel superheroes from Part 1. I cant remember them all but some, which is speculation, are The Guardians Of The Galaxy, Dr. Strange, Black Panther, Captain (Ms.) Marvel, The Inhumans, Falcon, Winter Soldier, Black Widow, Hawkeye, Scarlet Witch, Quicksilver, Vision, War Machine and possibly Daredevil, Luke Cage, Iron Fist and The Punisher. (Maybe I did name them all, give or take a few) :)

    • I don’t know how they are going to fit all those super heroes into the Infinity Wars, when you could probably make a whole movie following each super hero! All I know is that it is an ambitious project and I eagerly await it!

      • It’s just speculation that they could be in it, but it would be nice and it’s great that they can if they choose too. I would love to see Daredevil and Punisher in Civil War. And although I am looking forward to Daredevil on Netflix, I’d rather see a new theatrical release of the character instead. The Punisher would work great on Netflix, especially with the bonus of not having to worry about the violence, unlike network TV.

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