Guys! I am trying to write this without freaking out so allow me to write one line of random drabble. Ready?
Spider-Man is coming to the MCU! Spider-Man will appear in an upcoming Marvel Cinematic Universe film! Which film that is has yet to be announced, but I'd put my money on Captain America: Civil War!
Afterwards, Sony Pictures will release the next installment of the Amazing Spider-Man franchise on July 28th, 2017 with Kevin Feige and Amy Pascal co-producing!
Sony Pictures will continue to finance, distribute, own and have final creative control of the Spider-Man films. Basically, this means that Marvel will be able to have Spider-Man in their films, but almost ALL of the credit goes to Sony; something I am completely okay with!
Not only will Spidey be able to show up in Captain America's films if he wants, the heroes of the MCU might also be able to show up in Amazing Spider-Man films! Yes! JUST YES!
According to the Chairman and CEO of The Walt Disney Company, Bob Iger:
"Spider-Man is one of Marvel's great characters, beloved around the world. We're thrilled to work with Sony Pictures to bring the iconic web-slinger into the Marvel Cinematic Universe, which opens up fantastic new opportunities for storytelling and franchise building."
Finally! Two huge companies working together, instead of trying to bring each other down! If you think about it, this is some huge Civil War foreshadowing. Think of Sony and Marvel as the two sides. Spidey brought them together and ended the war, making a much better ending than the actual Civil War storyline's!
The news comes from an article on Marvel.com. Unfortunately, going to the link directly does not work; at least not for me. So instead, go to the tweet below and click on the link from there. If it still doesn't work, very sorry.
No word on who will play Spidey, but I'm hoping they keep Andrew Garfield. If not, I have faith in both Sony and Marvel to cast the best person for the job!