Spider-Man Finally Being Brought into the Marvel Cinematic Universe
People have been demanding it since the Cinematic Universe began (probably), and it was looking more and more like it was going to happen since the Sony hack, but now it’s official. Marvel Pictures, along with Sony, have announced that Spider-Man is being officially incorporated into the Marvel Cinematic Universe.
The announcement came from Marvel yesterday, saying that the new Spider-Man will be debuting in a Marvel film. This means that Andrew Garfield won’t be putting the suit and web shooters back on in MCU, and instead we’ll be getting some new blood in the role. However, Sony will still hold the rights to character, and after his debut he will be in a Sony released solo movie on July 28th, 2017. The film will be co-produced by Kevin Feige, along with his team at Marvel, and Amy Pascal, formerly of Sony, and together they will work on a new creative direction for the Spider-Man film franchise.
With the announcement, Kevin Feige said…
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.
With this monumental announcement also came a bit of a schedule shift for Phase Three of the MCU. Since the next solo Spider-Man movie is going to be coming out on the same day as the previously announced Thor: Ragnarok, Ragnarok is being pushed to November 3rd, 2017. Black Panther, which was going to come out on November 3rd, has been pushed to July 6th, 2018, which was when Captain Marvel was to be released. That’s been pushed to November 2nd, 2018, knocking Inhumans to July 12th, 2019. None of these moves have affected Avengers: Infinity War Part 1 or Part 2, though, which still come out on May 4th, 2018, and May 3rd, 2019, respectively.