Finally it’s official, Sony and Marvel Studios will join forces to bring Spider-Man to the Marvel Cinematic Universe. Surprised? No, me neither. Exiting stuff! With poor old Andrew Garfield apparently being kicked to the curb, a new Spider-Man will make its way to the big screen. Linda Ge confirmed the news of her Twitter, declaring the newbie will appear in the Marvel Cinematic Universe then will move on to a solo film.
Take a look at the official word on the merge of studios: “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”.
While Garfield is out, it will be interesting to see if they’ll tie in anything to do with the world that Marc Webb created with The Amazing Spider Man and its sequel. Webb and producer Avi Arad had been planning on creating further spin-offs with Sinister Six standalone and a Venom movie spin-off but for a clean slate, Sony and Marvel are better off cutting all ties and starting fresh with the Spider-Man reboot. Still, that’s just one opinion.
Here’s what Kevin Feig had to say about the merge: “I am thrilled to team with my friends at Sony Pictures along with Amy Pascal to produce the next Spider-Man movie. 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”.
Not only does this news affect Spider-Man fans, it means Marvel has shifted the release dates for its other big blockbusters, check out the new dates below!
Thor: Ragnarok – November 3, 2017
Black Panther – July 6, 2018
Captain Marvel – November 2, 2018
Inhumans – July 12, 2019
Avengers: Infinity War Part 1 & 2 – May 4, 2018 and May 3, 2019.
Well, what do you guys think? As much as I liked Andrew Garfield, Webb’s take on Spider-Man never did much for me and it’s going to take a lot to get me on that Spideyside. How are we feeling about the merge!? Comment below and let us know.