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Alright everyone, let's try not to get worked up over this one because at the moment it's all still rumors and speculation. I know, it might be difficult, but please bear with me. I'm giving you fair warning, this is going to sound like a situation along the lines of "my brother's best friend's aunt's half-nephew twice removed..." and it might be quickly dispelled (heck, it might be proven wrong by the time I finish writing this), but it's worth discussing.

Reddit user insider89film, who is close friends with someone at Disney, has claimed that a deal is currently in place between Marvel and Sony to bring Spider-Man back to the MCU.

I. KNOW. Guys, I know. My emotions are all over the place. Apparently, if all accounts are accurate, all of the major cogs in this plan are already in motion. The brief meeting was just to finally lock in the web-slinger and cover the last few bases in the agreement on “incorporate[ing] Spider-Man into the MCU.”

So what does this new deal look like in terms of casting and story? Well, it's all speculation at the moment. Personally, I'm still hoping for this:

Unfortunately, as I wrote earlier, it's looking less and less likely that Andrew Garfield will stay on, meaning the role is up for grabs.

Since signing onto the MCU is no joke (we've all seen their Phase 3 slate), we can assume that whoever is cast as Spidey will be around for quite a while. Now we're left to wonder who will take on this daunting task next?

This mysterious source says that this information won't be officially announced until the Spidey Summit next month, but the names on the alleged short list to play Peter Parker are as follows:

Anton Yelchin (Star Trek), Dylan O'Brien (Mazerunner, Teen Wolf), Freddie Highmore (Bates Motel), Thomas Mann (Project X), Logan Lerman (Fury, Percy Jackson), Michael Angarano (The Forbidden Kingdom), Douglas Booth (Noah), Nat Wolff (The Fault in Our Stars), and Skandar Keynes (The Chronicles of Narnia).

Or Marvel may have decided to go another route and focus on Miles Morales. There's no way to know yet. So many possibilities!

Unfortunately, if he Spider-Man does play a role in [Captain America: Civil War](movie:994409) , it will likely be a small one, as the script is reportedly already finished - most likely a postcredits scene. So we might not get to see the newest take on an old favorite for a while. But hey, scripts get rewritten all the time! I think this would be the perfect cause for such an occasion, followed by a massive a celebration.

This is a lot of information to take in. Sure, it's all very "he said she said" at the moment, but that doesn't automatically make it wrong. I'm just going to picture a world for a moment in which all of this is true. Spider-Man is finally back where he belongs and all is right with the world.

(via Indie Revolver)


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