Fans have clamored for years for Spider-Man to return to the Marvel fold, especially after The Amazing Spider-Man series began to crash and burn for Sony by its second entry. And now, your wishes have come true.
A new Spider-Man is debuting, and it'll be in a Marvel Studios picture per The Hollywood Reporter.
I'll let that settle in for a second.
The terms of the deal are that a new, rebooted Spider-Man (that won't be Andrew Garfield) will debut in an unnamed Marvel Studios picture, believed to be Captain America: Civil War. In turn, Marvel head-honcho Kevin Feige will team up with Sony's Amy Pascal to produce a new Spider-Man film for Sony and provide a new direction for everyone's favorite web-slinger. This new film will debut on July 28, 2017.
Here's Feige on the new deal:
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.
Tellingly, long-time Spider-Man producer Avi Arad's name is nowhere to be seen.
Also, due to the new Spider-Man film date taking the slot that Thor: Ragnarok was slotted in for, Marvel's Phase 3 line-up shifts a bit with the new schedule as follows:
Thor: Ragnarok - Nov 3, 2017
Black Panther - July 6, 2018
Captain Marvel - Nov 2, 2018
Inhumans - July 12, 2019
It's time to get those fantasy casting lists for Spidey together, Marvel Studios just got its biggest name back.