It’s Official: Spider-Man To Appear in Marvel Produced Movies


54d93e7042a10Update 2: Marvel has changed the release date of it’s movies. Scroll down for more info. 

Update 3: CBR is reporting Andrew Garfield is out as Spider-Man. The press release from Marvel/Sony says nothing about that. 

Original Post: Marvel.com just posted this on it’s website. It seems Spider-Man will soon appear in a Marvel produced movie and then his own movie. Sony is working with Marvel Studios to make this happen. The next Spider-Man movie will be coming out on July 28, 2017.  Here’s the official Marvel press release. 

Marvel’s Kevin Feige to Produce Next Installment of the Spider-Man Franchise with Amy Pascal

(Culver City, California, and Burbank, California February 09, 2015) – Sony Pictures Entertainment and Marvel Studios announced today that Sony is bringing Marvel into the amazing world of Spider-Man. 

Under the deal, the new Spider-Man will first appear in aMarvel 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.

Marvel and Sony Pictures are also exploring opportunities to integrate characters from the MCU into future Spider-Man films.

The new relationship follows a decade of speculation among fans about whether Spider-Man – who has always been an integral and important part of the larger Marvel Universe in the comic books – could become part of the Marvel Universe on the big screen. Spider-Man has more than 50 years of history in Marvel’s world, and with this deal, fans will be able to experience Spider-Man taking his rightful place among other Super Heroes in the MCU.

Bob Iger, Chairman and CEO, The Walt Disney Company said: “Spider-Man is one of Marvel’s great characters, beloved around the world. We’re thrilled to work with Sony Pictures to bring the iconic web-slinger into the Marvel Cinematic Universe, which opens up fantastic new opportunities for storytelling and franchise building.”

“We always want to collaborate with the best and most successful filmmakers to grow our franchises and develop our characters. Marvel, Kevin Feige and Amy, who helped orchestrate this deal, are the perfect team to help produce the next chapter of Spider-Man,” said Michael Lynton, Chairman and CEO of Sony Pictures Entertainment. “This is the right decision for the franchise, for our business, for Marvel, and for the fans.”

“Sony Pictures and Marvel Studios share a love for the characters in the Spider-Man universe and have a long, successful history of working together. This new level of collaboration is the perfect way to take Peter Parker’s story into the future,” added Doug Belgrad, president, Sony Pictures Entertainment Motion Picture Group.

“I am thrilled to team with my friends at Sony Pictures along with Amy Pascal to produce the next Spider-Man movie,”said Marvel Studios President Kevin Feige. “Amy has been deeply involved in the realization on film of one of the world’s most beloved characters. Marvel’s involvement will hopefully deliver the creative continuity and authenticity that fans demand from the MCU. I am equally excited for the opportunity to have Spider-Man appear in the MCU, something which both we at Marvel, and fans alike, have been looking forward to for years.”

Spider-Man, embraced all over the world, is the most successful franchise in the history of Sony Pictures, with the five films having taken in more than $4 billion worldwide.

 

 

Update: Marvel has rescheduled it’s line up of Marvel movies to work in the latest Spider-Man movie. 

Four future installments in the Marvel Cinematic Universe have received new release dates through 2019, including Thor’s next solo adventure as well as the first films for Black Panther, Captain Marvel and the Inhumans!

Marvel’s “Thor: Ragnarok” will hit theaters November 3, 2017. The following year, Marvel’s “Black Panther” will make its way to theaters on July 6, 2018, and Marvel’s “Captain Marvel” on November 2, 2018. Finally, Marvel’s “Inhumans” will now debut in theaters July 12, 2019.

The previously announced dates for Marvel’s “Avengers: Infinity War Part 1” and “Avengers: Infinity War Part 2” on May 4, 2018 and May 3, 2019, respectively, remain unchanged.

Stay tuned to Marvel.com for the latest on the Marvel Cinematic Universe as it breaks!

More on Marvel.com: http://marvel.com/news/movies/24065/marvel_studios_schedules_new_release_dates_for_4_films#ixzz3RJwvbIju

                                                     

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(56) Comments

  1. Rama

    "Sony Pictures will continue to finance, distribute, own and have final creative control of the Spider-Man films." This bothers me a bit with the whole creative control thing, oh and then looking for a younger Sider-Man which means high school AGAIN....blech. I feel like Charlie Brown when Lucy pulls the football away. Just when I think things are going to be different they pull the same old tired "Peter Parker has to be young!" crap and I find myself on my back with Joey Q gloating over me with the football in his hands. Good Grief.

  2. Al

    I think this could go really well or really bad. I don't want another reboot but at the same time I think Sony going it solo was the road to ruin. On the other other hand though...I don't trust Marvel with Spider-Man...at all...

  3. RDMacQ

    I can only say this: http://robertmacquarrie1.deviantart.com/art/Spider-Man-and-Marvel-Then-and-Now-513166356?ga_submit_new=10%253A1423625155

  4. Danny the Ultrasonic player

    @50 Looks legit. But all joking aside, this is amazing news, and one that's been a long time coming since 2012 when Avengers took the world by storm. Welcome home Spidey. Welcome home.

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