Spider-Man Is Officially Joining The Marvel Cinematic Universe
The web-slinger will finally be making his appearance in a Marvel film from Marvel’s Cinematic Universe (MCU), after which Sony Pictures will release the next installment of its Spider-Man franchise on 28th July 2017.
Sony Pictures and the Walt Disney company have agreed to share custody of Spider-Man in a deal that could mean the potential of exploring opportunities to integrate characters from the MCU into future Spider-Man films.
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. – Kevin Feige (Marvel Studios President)
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.