Okay, so this isn't out on news sites yet BUT I thought it'd be okay to use this as a place holder until major news networks report on it. I am both excited about this and holding some reservation. Sony has made some astoundingly ****ty Spiderman movies as well as some good ones. Marvel has a few home runs under its belt and I think they should have complete creative control if this actually goes down. It'd be cool as hell to see Peter Parker and the Avengers. It'd also be interesting to see Marvel take it in a different direction and give some screen time to Miles Morales or May Parker. Though, admittedly, I'm not sure whether that would actually work with the continuity of the Avengers. I also wouldn't mind them doing a Deadpool/Spiderman team up in the future. As long as this works out well and doesn't end up being a dead end, I have high hopes.Under the deal, the new Spider-Man will first appear in a Marvel film from Marvel's Cinematic Universe (MCU). Sony Pictures will thereafter release the next installment of its $4 billion Spider-Man franchise, on July 28, 2017, in a film that will be co-produced by Kevin Feige and his expert team at Marvel and Amy Pascal, who oversaw the franchise launch for the studio 13 years ago. Together, they will collaborate on a new creative direction for the web slinger. Sony Pictures will continue to finance, distribute, own and have final creative control of the Spider-Man films.
Marvel and Sony Pictures are also exploring opportunities to integrate characters from the MCU into future Spider-Man films.
The new relationship follows a decade of speculation among fans about whether Spider-Man – who has always been an integral and important part of the larger Marvel Universe in the comic books – could become part of the Marvel Universe on the big screen. Spider-Man has more than 50 years of history in Marvel's world, and with this deal, fans will be able to experience Spider-Man taking his rightful place among other Super Heroes in the MCU.
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