SPIDER-MAN Joins The Marvel Cinematic Universe: What It Means For Future Superhero Films

SPIDER-MAN is finally joining the Marvel Cinematic Universe with the help of Sony Pictures!

After lots of negotiation and rumors, Sony Pictures and Marvel Entertainment have stopped their web-slinging and will bring SPIDER-MAN back to the big screen together!

The two companies announced a collaborative deal last night that will bring Spidey back into the mix but will sadly mean the departure of Andrew Garfield as Peter Parker, according to The Wrap.

The new actor the studio brings on for the role will make his first appearance in CAPTAIN AMERICA: CIVIL WAR. In the comics, Spider-Man is the major undecided character stuck in the middle of Captain America and Iron Man’s fight for control. Fans were concerned about how the script could be pulled off without the character, but thankfully that’s been worked out!

Marvel Studios head Kevin Feige will also work with Sony’s former-chairwoman-turned-producer, Amy Pascal, to release a solo SPIDER-MAN film due out July 28, 2017!

“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. “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.”

The new addition to the Marvel Cinematic Universe has forced the studio to change release dates for four other films. They are as follows:

THOR: RAGNAROK – November 3, 2017
BLACK PANTHER – July 6, 2018
CAPTAIN MARVEL – November 2, 2018
INHUMANS – July 12, 2019

The release dates of THE AVENGERS: INFINITY WAR Parts 1 and 2 have not been changed, but the plot may have– Spidey is also present in several incarnations of THE AVENGERS and will likely be written into the film.