No doubt, by now, everyone has heard the exciting news surrounding the new deal between Marvel Studios and Sony Pictures that will see Spider-Man finally enter the MCU before kicking off a new $4-billion franchise, without Andrew Garfield.
When the announcement was made last night, some details were left out, most notably being which MCU film will be the one to feature Stan Lee's iconic Wall-Crawler. Well, it appears as though The Wall Street Journal may have successfully uncovered the answer to that mystery, stating: "The two companies said late Monday that Spider-Man will appear in an upcoming Disney-produced Marvel super-heroes movie; that movie is 2016’s “Captain America: Civil War,” according to a person with knowledge of the matter."
Following this appearance, Spidey will then kick off his own film franchise, with the first film hitting theaters in 2017. We already know this has forced Marvel Studios to shift the release dates on a few of their Phase 3 films, but what will this change mean for Drew Goddard's Sinister Six flick?
Well, The Wall Street Journal has learned that, surprisingly, the planned Sinister Six film is still in development despite the new deal, reporting: "The studio will rethink its approach to the film, which remains in development, in light of the new agreement with Marvel."
This is good news for fans who were looking forward to the film, which no doubt will be undergoing some changes in an effort to fit in with the brand new take on Spider-Man.
While we really could care less about this, we must admit we are very excited to hear that Spider-Man is expected to appear in Captain America: Civil War, given the role he played in the comics, it just wouldn't be the same without him. Hopefully some official word will come from Marvel on the matter soon.
What do you guys think? Is it time to breath a sigh of relief now that Marvel Studios has their foot in the Spider-Man movie universe?
(Source: The Wall Street Journal)
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