Spider-Man Finally Joins The Marvel Cinematic Universe
Marvel has signed an agreement with Sony which will allow it to incorporate Spider-Man into films, still Sony will continue making Spider-Man movies which will be co-produced by Marvel.
After months of rumors, Marvel finally announced on Monday that they are bringing Spider-Man into the Marvel Cinematic Universe. So we are most likely to see him in Captain America: Civil War in May of next year. After this deal was made Marvel also moved the dates of some of it’s future movies just to make space for a Spider-Man flick, now slated for July 28th, 2017.
Even if Sony holds the rights to Spider-Man, the franchise will reboot, AGAIN! This means that Andrew Garfield is no longer Spider-Man but also we will see his origin drama again(or probably not). Sony Pictures said it was also “exploring opportunities to integrate characters from the Marvel Cinematic Universe into future Spider-Man films.”
Before the MCU, Marvel sold rights to to a number of its key titles, since both Sony and Fox had good business they never thought about selling back rights to Marvel, not even now. Does that mean that Fox might follow the same route for X-Men? I guess not because X-Men is doing great when compared to Spider-Man in recent years.
Spider-Man is one of the best properties of Marvel whose rights were sold to Sony Pictures’ subsidiary Columbia in 1999. Spider-Man is Sony Pictures’ most successful franchise ever, having grossed more than $4 billion worldwide to date. Sony is basically leasing out Spider-Man to Marvel, which in itself is a smart move.