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SPIDER-MAN To Officially Join Marvel Cinematic Universe

Just before midnight on February 9, 2015, Marvel announced on their website that Marvel Studios has reached a deal with Sony Pictures to share the movie rights to Spider-Man. Under this agreement, Spider-Man will debut in an as-yet-unnamed MCU film, with a solo Spider-Man film co-produced by Marvel and Sony following on July 28, 2017.

Under the terms of the agreement, Comic Book Resources reports, Sony holds final creative control over the solo Spidey movies, in addition to financing, distributing and owning the films. Although some outlets reported that Andrew Garfield would not reprise his role as the wall-crawler, neither Marvel or Sony said anything to that effect in their official press release.

Additional reporting by CBR reveals that this new Marvel/Sony Spider-Man film has pushed the majority of Marvel’s Phase Three films back. Thor: Ragnarok now opens on November 3, 2017, Black Panther on July 8, 2018, Captain Marvel on November 2, 2018 and Inhumans on July 12, 2019.

 

Source: Comic Book Resources

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Author:Tom Speelman

A lifetime of reading comics and watching television has left Tom with an inexhaustible supply of pop culture knowledge from the obvious to the obscure. Rather than keep it all in his brain for use at parties, Tom turned to writing a few years ago to help him share that knowledge with as many people as are remotely interested. Tom writes for several websites including The Mary Sue, Strange Horizons, Loser City and others. For even further rambling, follow him on Twitter @tomtificate.

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2 Comments on “SPIDER-MAN To Officially Join Marvel Cinematic Universe”

  1. 02/11/2015 at 12:24 PM #

    Good news….I guess? man, honestly, I’m all Spider Man and Bat Manned out. Nine movies in between these two heroes alone since the turn of the century. No Green Arrow or Teen Titans, my favorite comic book team? Maybe a Young Justice film?

  2. 02/11/2015 at 12:26 PM #

    Yeah, I’m a bit burned out with these heroes myself. But Arrow is so successful–and hopefully so will Titans–that Warner Bros. Will feel the need to bring them to a wider audience

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