Yes, you read that right. In a new announcement from Marvel, Kevin Feige, the man responsible for the MCU, will be producing the new Amazing Spider-Man movie with Amy Pascal from Sony. The details f the deal are outlined below.
Under the deal, the new Spider-Man will first appear in a Marvel film from Marvel's Cinematic Universe (MCU). Sony Pictures will thereafter release the next installment of its $4 billion Spider-Man franchise, on July 28, 2017, in a film that will be co-produced by Kevin Feige and his expert team at Marvel and Amy Pascal, who oversaw the franchise launch for the studio 13 years ago. Together, they will collaborate on a new creative direction for the web slinger. Sony Pictures will continue to finance, distribute, own and have final creative control of the Spider-Man films.
FINALLY! I think it's safe to say that this is the day we've all been waiting for... Spider-Man will finally be able to converse with his idol Tony Stark and swing around with The Avengers.
Conversations have been heating up over the past couple of months and over the last year (especially after the disappointing Amazing Spider-Man 2), and today allows all of us nerds and geeks to let out a sigh of release. We will not have to sit through another cluttered Spider-Man film, knowing that there is no hope of a crossover with Stark and Cap.
The announcement also stated:
Marvel and Sony Pictures are also exploring opportunities to integrate characters from the MCU into future Spider-Man films.
Avengers in possible Spidey films? YES!
Bob Iger, chairman and CEO of The Walt Disney Company said:
"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."
"We always want to collaborate with the best and most successful filmmakers to grow our franchises and develop our characters. Marvel, Kevin Feige and Amy, who helped orchestrate this deal, are the perfect team to help produce the next chapter of Spider-Man," said Michael Lynton, Chairman and CEO of Sony Pictures Entertainment. "This is the right decision for the franchise, for our business, for Marvel, and for the fans."
Could Spider-Man possibly appear in Civil war? Black Panther was runoured to be filling in for the role that Spider-Man plays in the comics, but now that they will be collaborating with Sony, that might not be the case anymore.
Also, with this announcement, I think it's pretty obvious that they will be looking for a new Spider-Man, and even though Andrew Garfield was great in the role, he was stuck in a mediocre movie (The first Amazing Spider-Man is still a great film).
This is the best news we could have gotten today. I'll let you soak all of this in.