Last night Marvel and Sony revealed that an agreement had finally been reached, which will allow Sony to make stand alone Spider-Man movies while also allowing the character to appear in the Marvel Cinematic Universe.
The Wall Street Journal reported today that both sides have also confirmed that Spidey’s first appearance in the Marvel Cinematic Universe will be in Captain America: Civil War.
“Walt Disney Co. and Sony Corp. have agreed to share custody of Spider-Man on the big screen.
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.”
There is likely to be speculation as to how this will effect the introduction of Chadwick Boseman’s character of Black Panther. Boseman is already set to have a significant part in the movie, which probably won’t be diminished for the sake of Spidey’s appearance.
Granted changes will have to be made for the inclusion of Spider-Man into the story, but that’s not the only Spidey related change fans should expect. There will also be need to find a new actor to play our beloved web-slinger, as Andrew Garfield will no longer be playing Spider-Man.
According to The Wall Street Journal another Spider-Man related change will be made in regard to Sinister Six, which is still currently in development. Sony has no plans to scrap the project, but has instead decided to push its November 2016 release date back in order to “rethink its approach to the film.“
Fans can finally rejoice, since there is less than a year and a half until Spidey takes his rightful place among the other characters of the Marvel cinematic Universe. Now the powers that be just need to find the right actor to fill the role.
If any fans out there have suggestions about who should play the new Spider-Man, please feel free to comment.