It's exciting enough that Marvel Studios and Sony were able to work out a deal that allowed Spider-Man to appear in Marvel Cinematic Universe films — hence his debut in Captain America: Civil War. But it was unclear whether Sony's solo Spider-Man movies would remain an active part of the MCU, given that Sony still has primary control over the character.
According to Marvel Studios head Kevin Feige, the answer is yes. Talking with EW, Feige said:
"He is in the universe now, and the fun of the universe is that characters go back and forth."
After a disappointing box office reception for The Amazing Spider-Man 2 — not to mention the infamous Sony hacks — the studio rethought its approach to the character, opting to form a deal with Marvel Studios and ride its wave of success.
The decision was a good one, based on the positive reaction to Spidey's debut in the Civil War trailer. And the knowledge that Sony will continue to play ball and allow crossover, even for the solo Spider-Man movies, is a great sign for fans that want to see ol' Webhead in the thick of the MCU action.
Of course, Feige didn't acknowledge which characters would be making an appearance in Sony's untitled Spider-Man reboot, scheduled for July 7, 2017, but it's likely we'll have a better idea after we see how Civil War plays out.
Which MCU character do you want to see in the new Spider-Man movie?