Edgar Delgado just posted a link on his Twitter, and it could be the biggest bit of cinema news so far this year.
It goes a little something like this:
Though the link wasn't working at first, going to Marvel.com's main page brought up this banner with this headline: Sony Brings Marvel Studios Into the Amazing World of Spider-Man.
The Hollywood Reporter has more information about the breaking news, and sources are saying that Spider-Man's first appearance in the MCU will be in Captain America: Civil War.
The timing is perfect because Spider-Man had a huge role in the comic story. When Iron Man advocates creating a superhero registry, Peter Parker makes huge waves by going public with his identity as Spider-Man.
Linda Ge of The Wrap says Andrew Garfield will not be returning as Spider-Man. At this point, it's clear that Sony will reboot the entire Spider-Man series with the first new Spider-Man movie debuting on July 28, 2017.
According to Variety's Stuart Oldham, that means Thor: Ragnarok will be pushed back from its July 28 release date to Nov. 3. Black Panther will be moved up to July 6, making July a heavy month for Marvel.
The shuffle makes it logical that Sinister Six plans have been scrapped, says Rob Keyes over at Screen Rant.
Kevin Feige and Amy Pascal will produce the new movie, and they will also work on ways to bring other MCU characters into the Sony Spider-Man movies.
"I am thrilled to team with my friends at Sony Pictures along with Amy Pascal to produce the next Spider-Man movie," Marvel Studios President Kevin Feige said. "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."
Expect more news when the world puts itself back together. I'll be adding more and more bits as the news world comes around.
See the official statement at Marvel.com: http://marvel.com/news/movies/24062/sony_pictures_entertainment_brings_marvel_studios_into_the_amazing_world_of_spider-man#ixzz3RJe9ACZF