The smoke is beginning to clear after last night’s Marvel bombshell and details are more details are beginning to emerge. The Wall Street Journal (via ComingSoon.net) reports that Spider-Man will indeed make his MCU (Marvel Cinematic Universe) debut in Captain America: Civil War.
With the announcement of a new solo Spider-Man film in 2017, and the reshuffling of other Marvel films, it was pretty clear that Marvel was intent on finding a way to get Spidey into the Civil War, especially considering how big a player he is in the comic book event. While it’s still not clear as to how big a role he’ll play in the film, it’s now also being reported that Andrew Garfield is out, and a new actor will web-sling his way over to the MCU. According to The Hollywood Reporter, Spider-Man will likely be a younger actor this time out (compared to 31 year-old Garfield.)
In the original Marvel announcement Marvel stated that, “(Pascal and Feige) will collaborate on a new creative direction for the web slinger.” The Wall Street Journal also claims that Sony’s Sinister Six movie is still in development; however, it’s been pushed back indefinitely until they can decide what to do with it. One would have to think that with Garfield out, a new creative direction, and Marvel jumping on board the storytelling train, that Sony’s Spider-verse they’d been building over the past two films is all but officially scrapped.
It was also mentioned by Marvel that this new deal would allow cameos from their all-star superhero roster to appear in future Spider-Man films as well, much like they’ve been doing in the MCU all these years. Really, while this is just a huge win for both Marvel and Sony, it’s even bigger for the fans. One could even say that this deal is nothing short of amazing.
So now let the rumour mill begin! Who will become the new Spider-Man? How big of a role will he play in Civil War? One thing is certain…with Spider-Man jumping right into the thick of things, it looks like Marvel and Sony will be ignoring the origin story in the 2017 movie (sans maybe a flashback or two), which I’m sure we’re all grateful for.
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