It’s official! Spider-Man joins the MCU!

After many rumors and nonstop speculation, Sony and Marvel have announced a surprising partnership that will bring “Marvel into the amazing world of Spider-Man.”

From the Marvel press release:

Under the deal, the new Spider-Man will first appear in a Marvel film from Marvel’s Cinematic Universe (MCU). Sony Pictures will thereafter release the next installment of its $4 billion Spider-Man franchise, on July 28, 2017, in a film that will be co-produced by Kevin Feige and his expert team at Marvel and Amy Pascal, who oversaw the franchise launch for the studio 13 years ago. Together, they will collaborate on a new creative direction for the web slinger. Sony Pictures will continue to finance, distribute, own and have final creative control of the Spider-Man films.

This huge announcement raises a lot of questions. What will become of Andrew Garfield? What film will “the new Spider-Man” appear in? What does this mean for future Marvel films? Well, some of those answers remain elusive for the time being but below is a list of Marvel’s updated schedule of releases:

‘Avengers: Age of Ultron’ – May 1, 2015
‘Ant-Man’ – July 17, 2015
‘Captain America: Civil War’ – May 6, 2016
‘Doctor Strange’ – November 4, 2016
‘Guardians of the Galaxy 2’ – May 5, 2017
‘Spiderman’ – July 28, 2017
‘Thor: Ragnarok’ – November 3, 2017
‘Avengers: Infinity War – Part 1’ – May 4, 2018
‘Black Panther’ – July 6, 2018
‘Captain Marvel’ – November 2, 2018
Avengers: Infinity War – Part 2’ – May 3, 2019
‘Inhumans’ – July 12, 2019

Marvel’s Spider-Man is set to debut in an upcoming film (probably Captain America: Civil War) then star in a solo film produced by Kevin Feige and Amy Pascal. Despite this major announcement, the release has no mention of Andrew Garfield, which suggests that he may no longer be the webslinger for future films. However, in light of what this means going forward, this is a glorious day and Micheal Lynton, Chairman and CEO of Sony, adds, “This is the right decision for the franchise, for our business, for Marvel, and for the fans.”

What are your thoughts on this partnership? Sound off in the comments!

Photo Credit: Marvel.com
Photo Credit: Marvel.com
Anthony Ibarra
I'm Anthony, and I am a writer for ChristCore.net. I live in Austin, TX where I study at the University of Texas. I am an extreme music enthusiast, and love to share my passion for music with others.
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Anthony Ibarra
I'm Anthony, and I am a writer for ChristCore.net. I live in Austin, TX where I study at the University of Texas. I am an extreme music enthusiast, and love to share my passion for music with others.