BySteven Fleckner, writer at
Steven Fleckner

So, lately people have been talking about Andrew Garfield's Spider-Man hopefully popping up in [The Avengers 3](movie:738027). And if the title of this article doesn't tell you enough, this article is about my thoughts on the possibility.

So, let's start off with the facts we know; Marvel Studios (as far as we know) were in talks with Sony to get the OsCorp building in the background of The Avengers but failed to come to a deal. We also know that Sony has stated within the past year that they have been working with Disney/Marvel to "help make the best franchise we can make" relating to the Amazing Spider-Man franchise. And the latest, Marvel giving the proverbial "F**K YOU!" to Fox earlier this past week making Sony Marvel's #1 friend.

Now, knowing the relationship between Marvel Studios & Sony Pictures being even better than the relationship between the 'X-Men' franchise & the reboot [The Fantastic Four](movie:34667). While on the subject of X-FF, seriously Fox? Who in their right mind would have the thought of NOT having The First Family & the mutants coexist? There is a reason you're failing this comic-movie war. And it's mainly because of the overuse of Wolverine. Don't get me wrong, I love Hugh as Logan but goddamn, I was already pissed because of that pile of terribly written mess that was 'X-Men Origins: Wolverine'! Man, I was actually excited for 'Origins' then I saw it. Now I'm getting off topic. Back to the point on hand.

Sony has been very vocal about their financial problems during the last couple years. So, having Sony agree to a shared universe with Marvel Studios to make some money isn't impossible. The whole Fox/Sony/Marvel shared universe drama started back during the filming of 'The Avengers'. This is how I took the whole "negotiation"; Marvel: "We want to have a shared universe with you. What ya say?" Fox: "Sounds tempting. Talk to Sony & get back to us." Marvel: "Sony, what do you have to say?" Sony: "Well, we here at..." Fox: "Yeah, ah, We don't know how you are gonna handle OUR properties." Sony: "Uh, Fox, We were..." Marvel: "Sorry, Sony. But Fox, what the f**k do you mean 'gonna handle OUR properties'?" Fox: "Well, We feel that your Avengers are just gonna pull OUR X-Men & Fantastic Four down. Both of our properties are bigger franchises than your petty Avengers." Sony: "Uh, guys?" Marvel: "You know what you little sh!t, f**k you too!" Then Marvel & Fox left the conference room with Sony still waiting to speak for themselves. Over a year-&-a-half later, Fox hits some big money with [X-Men: Days Of Future Past](movie:203942) & in terrible production with The Fantastic Four not even in filming yet it is schedule to be released May 5, 2015, Marvel finally puts in some effort to help stop Fox by cancelling all Fantastic Four related projects Marvel controls. And with that confirmation, Rob Liefeld tweeted about his thoughts on the situation at hand;

X-Men will match If not exceed ASM2's domestic box office, meaning lots of eyeballs, but there are no toy tie-ins. The Fox shut out is real.

And helped finish the conversation by tweeting;

My un-informed prediction, Sony will split producing/financing w/Marvel on next Spidey film and open door for inclusion in Avengers 3.

Now, technically, this isn't news per se, but it isn't to far from news either. Like I've said, Sony & Marvel joining their properties is highly likely because of how much Sony is willing to do to not just get money but some legitimacy in the comic-movie world.

Having me give my opinion on the situation isn't too far off of others, having Andrew Garfield's Spidey on the same screen as RDJ's Iron Man, Chris Evan's Cap, Hemsworth's Thor & Ruffalo's Banner/Hulk would help give each Avenger more depth making the movie much more epic. Imagine RDJ's Tony Stark interacting with Peter Parker; having Peter join the Avengers kinda makes Tony start thinking about how he was like when he was Peter's age hopefully making Tony become more of a responsible figure for younger guys like Peter, making Tony Peter's new father figure. Thor & Peter's relationship would be (to me at least) the most interesting; Thor sees Peter as still a child making Thor wanting Peter to quit being an Avenger because he is "too young." But by the end, helping Peter be more of a force to be reckoned with. Same thing goes for Cap, Cap views Peter as still a child wanting him to quit being an Avenger. While Thor would see Peter in action & help, Cap would see Peter in action being reckless & irresponsible. Banner & Peter's relationship would be a lot like the relationship between Tony & Bruce, intellectually on the same level & both being outcasts making them closer because of similar backgrounds.

So, in conclusion, I would love for Sony Pictures & Marvel Studios to integrate their properties. The only thing is that to make the universe connect without having to reboot anything is to first agree to something ASAP. Hopefully they make a deal by the end of the summer. Because how I would do it is by either putting Peter in a episode of [Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.](series:722469) where Coulson & the team search for "this so-called 'Spider-Man'" because, which isn't too far of a stretch, Coulson is looking for heroes to be a part of S.H.I.E.L.D. as new field agents who he can trust. Or have Peter be in a post-credit scene in The Avengers: Age Of Ultron where we open up to Peter on the internet doing whatever when May calls Peter down with a bit of a worried voice. Peter yells "BE RIGHT DOWN!" Camera changes from Peter's bedroom to the stairs in the front of the door. We see Peter walking down the stairs, "Whatcha need, Aunt May?" May responses, (to remind you the camera is still on Peter) "There's a man at the door for you." Peter gives us a bit of a confused look & extends his hand for a handshake, "How are you doing, sir?" "Lately, pretty busy. But I'm here to take you in." Peter replies, "Who are you & where are you taking me?" Camera changes to the mystery man, "I'm Agent Coulson with S.H.I.E.L.D. & I'm taking to somewhere I can't talk about." The post-credit scene would end with Coulson bringing Peter into S.H.I.E.L.D.

Well, that's my thoughts on the subject. Let me know in the comments what you think of my ideas on bringing in Spidey & your thoughts on the development of the Sony/Fox/Marvel movies.


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