He’s coming home, he’s coming home, HE’S COMING – SPIDEY’S COMING HOME!
As the world awakens on Tuesday February 10 2015, it reels from the news that Sony have finally agreed to team up with Marvel Studios to bring Spider back to the Marvel Universe. It’s official, it’s true – and you won’t have to wait too long to see it.
According to a press release, Spiderman will make his inaugural appearance in an MCU movie before being receiving a technically re-rebooted solo outing. At this juncture we would like to remind Sony (who no doubt read this cancerous mess of a website) to the article we published a couple of weeks back about how this movie should be handled.
We’re not too worried, though, because the press release also informs us “Marvel, Kevin Feige and Amy, who helped orchestrate this deal, are the perfect team to help produce the next chapter of Spider-Man”. Thanks captain obvious! So Feige will be a producer on the non-Marvel Spidey films (Sony still controls the solo pictures) meaning we will get some significant and heretofore lacking attention to detail and quality throughout the new Spidey franchise.
What is unclear, though, is what involvement Marvel/Feige would have in Spidey spin-offs like Sinister Six. Technically those spin offs would now be set in the MCU too – and we doubt Marvel Studios would be happy for Sony to create havoc through the universe at will if it could conflict with storylines happening (or planned) in their camp.
It’s going to be a complicated affair, and there are so many details we still need before we know for sure what the future looks like. Will Ironman, Thor and Cap still be around by the time Spidey makes it to the Avengers roster? Or will Joss kill them off, or will their deals with Marvel Studios naturally end? Check back at the weekend for a full breakdown of Spidey in the MCU.
Also, check in tomorrow when we round up all of our favourite internet reactions to the news.