OFFICIAL: Spider-Man Is Finally Coming to the Marvel Cinematic Universe!

(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 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.

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.

Taken directly from Marvel’s website.

This means many things. But immediately it’s interesting to note the phrasing of “the new Spider-Man” in the second paragraph. This could mean the termination of The Amazing Spider-Man series with Andrew Garfield.

This also means we could see Spider-Man show up during Captain America: Civil War, at the earliest. Unless… he shows up after the credits of… Ultron? 😱

12 thoughts on “OFFICIAL: Spider-Man Is Finally Coming to the Marvel Cinematic Universe!

  1. Great news as long s it’s Peter Parker Spider-Man – good to finally see a proper realisation of the character within a broader universe.

    Then the final unity awaits- X Men and Fantastic Four within the MCU. 🙂


  2. The Ultron post-credits scene is the perfect place for it. Even if it isn’t going to be an important part of the new Spider-Man, he still needs an origin story for clarity. So putting that moment in the post credits scene would work really well. It lets us see the beginning of the new Spider-Man, as well as getting the origin story over and done with outside of any actual releases. Really, it’s what post-credits scenes are for.

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    1. I agree entirely. I think even a two minute origin explanation, and then a showup in Civil War (or even the upcoming Netflix shows) would be a smart introduction.


  3. It was only a matter of time. Given how big a cash cow the MCU is, Sony would have to be crazy not to try to capitalize and get themselves some of it.

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  4. Things I want… I really would like to see Spidey in Civil War, he was a big part of that in the comics. I don’t know if they are too far along to include Spidey in that though.

    I also really want to see a multi-Spidey movie with different Spideys since they have different actors now who have played the role. And it would be cool to see this go both ways… Spidey in an Avengers movie and Black Widow or Cap or someone in a Spidey movie later.

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  5. Reblogged this on The Hood Hippie and commented:
    I’m so happy to see this! This is def gonna create some dope new film possibilities and team ups. Thank you Sony and Marvel for playing nice. Now if we could just convince them to let Donald Glover a.k.a Childish Gambino portray the Miles Morales incarnation on the silver screen I could have a full on geekgasm. Come on, Twentieth Century Fox has opened the doors for it now by having Michael B. Jordan playing Human Torch in the new Fantastic Four movie.

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