While there’s still plenty up in the air regarding the future of Spider-Man in relation to the MCU, Marvel Studios boss Kevin Feige has now revealed how long Marvel (currently) have their webs attached to Peter Parker.
Speaking to the Toronto Sun, Feige revealed that the studio is looking at a five movie storyline for the character:
“We are looking at a five-movie storyline — Civil War, Homecoming, Avengers: Infinity War, untitled Avengers, Homecoming 2 — or whatever we end up calling it — as an amazing five-story journey for Peter Parker.
In the way that the events of Civil War directly inform the opening of Homecoming and his state of mind as he goes back to high school, so too will the events of the next two Avengers movies as he continues with high school.
This original 22-movie arc ends with the untitled Avengers in May of 2019 and then two months later it will be Peter and Spider-Man that usher us into the aftermath and how things proceed from there”.
So Marvel fans can revel in their favourite webslinger being a part of the most successful interconnected superhero universe for a little while longer.
It’s been rumoured that the third Avengers film may be the end for some characters, and with Sony’s own Spider-Man universe – currently sans Spider-Man himself – beginning to get off the ground with the much-anticipated Venom, it’ll be interesting to see how the deal between Marvel and Sony for Spider-Man’s rights alters when both have concurrent universes competing alongside one another.
Until then, Spider-Man can be seen in Spider-Man: Homecoming, opening this weekend.