Oh hell yes, you read that right! Sony pictures have finally caved- and in the process probably made a crap tonne of bank- and are letting Disney owned Marvel Studios produce the next Spider-Man flick!
This unlikely partnership will see the Web-Slinger rebooted for the third time, with the new-look Spidey swinging into theaters first featuring in an unspecified Marvel film. Neither company is being forth coming with which franchise Spidey will grace first, but if I- much like many other comic book nerds- were to guess, I’d say it would probably be Captain America: Civil War, as he played a pretty significant role in that story arc. Well, that’s what I’d love to see anyway.
Once the revamped Spider-Man- yeah, looks like Andrew Garfield ain’t coming back- makes his appearance in Marvel’s film, Sony will then release a new Spider-Man movie on July 28, 2017. If you’re all like ‘Whoa! Sony, back off!’, I totally hear you but unfortunately Sony will still own the Wall-Crawler I.P. Even with Marvel hopping aboard, in an attempt to save one of its most beloved franchises, Sony will still retain the final creative control of all of Spidey’s cinematic appearances and continue to finance, distribute and own the new movies.
Marvel’s Kevin Feige (producer on, hell, all Marvel’s hits) will join Amy Pascal as a producer on the new Sony movie. The duo will “collaborate on a new creative direction for the web slinger”, with Feige adding:
“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.”
Good guy Marvel is feeling out if Sony would be game to integrate characters from the Marvel Cinematic Universe into future Spider-Man films, which could lead to some insanely cool multi-studio crossovers!
I pray to the Elder Gods that this ends up working, ’cause if so we could get Spidey in on the Infinity War. But more importantly, if this proves lucrative enough, Sony could release its strangle hold on the X-Men, which could allow Marvel to do an Avengers Vs X-Men film! Seeing that would mean I could die a happy, happy man.