It’s actually happening: Spider-Man to appear in Marvel Cinematic Universe

Consequence of Sound

Sony Pictures and the Disney-owned Marvel Studios have struck a deal that will bring Spider-Man to the Marvel Cinematic Universe for the first time. Talk of such an agreement has been going on for years, with rumors percolating as recently as last month. But take heart, true believers, because this is the real deal.

A brand-new version of the web-slinger will appear in a forthcoming Marvel film. Which film that may be wasn’t revealed, but odds are good it will be Captain America: Civil War, as the character played a major part in the comic storyline of the same name. (Robert Downey Jr. is already confirmed to be bringing his Tony Stark/Iron Man to that film.)

After the relaunch, Sony will release a solo Spider-Man film on July 28th, 2017, produced by Marvel’s Kevin Feige and out-going Sony Pictures Entertainment Chairperson Amy Pascal. The one time rivals will “collaborate on a new creative direction…

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