Spider-Man to join the Marvel cinematic universe
Spider-Man will join the Marvel cinmetic universe after a new deal was agreed with Sony, it was announced last night (February 9th).
The web slinger, who made his name in Marvel comics, has seen his cinematic outings produced and distributed by Sony, who remain onboard and will co-produce the next Spider-Man movie with Marvel. In the official statement issued, it is made clear that Sony "continue to finance, distribute, own and have final creative control of the Spider-Man films".
Under the terms of the new agreement, characters from the Marvel Cinematic Universe will be able to appear in forthcoming Spider-Man movies and the web slinger himself may well crop up in a few Marvel movies. Speculation has already started about whether that means he will appear in the forthcoming Captain America: Civil War as he appears in the comic book.
There is nothing in the announcement about the future of Andrew Garfield, who has played Spider-Man in the last two blockbusters, however, according to reports from various outlets, Garfield's role will be recast and a new actor to wear the red mask will be sought.