Sony Pictures Entertainment and Marvel Studios officially announced today that Sony is bringing Marvel into the amazing world of Spider-Man! Under a new deal, a new Spider-Man (not Andrew Garfield) will first appear in a currently-unspecified Marvel film within the Marvel Cinematic Universe. 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.
When it comes to comics, I’m a DC guy. Specifically, Superman and Justice League. But I love what Marvel Studios has been able to do with their Cinematic Universe as much as every other nerd. Rumors have persisted for quite a white that Sony (who owns the rights to Spider-Man) could work with Marvel Studios to bring Spider-Man to the Marvel Cinematic Universe. Out of all the Marvel properties that Marvel Studios doesn’t own, Spider-Man is the biggest and most successful. So now it is official, Spider-Man is coming to Marvel Studios— in collaboration with Sony Pictures. I could not be more excited.