If you don’t know by now that Spider-Man will be joining the Marvel Cinematic Universe, then I am jealous of the untethered life you lead. I imagine you’ve been spending the time lounging on a remote beach on your own private island in the Caribbean. Meanwhile, here at ALNM, we've been keeping up on all the latest the Internet has to offer on recent developments. We've gathered up the facts, the rumors, and our own ideas for you in one nifty little article below.
What we know so far
In the infamous Sony hacking scandal, e-mails leaked showing Sony and Marvel were in talks to have Spider-Man appear in the upcoming Captain America: Civil War. It was said those talks fell through. This caused everyone to be simultaneously excited and disappointed at the same time. All anyone could do was wait for a supposed summit by Sony execs in January to discuss the future of the Spider-Man franchise.
On February 9th, 2015, everything changed. Sony Pictures and Marvel Studios announced that Spider-Man would be appearing in the Marvel Cinematic Universe. Sony would retain the rights to the character and still have final creative control over any future Spider-Man films. A new Spider-Man solo film will be released on July 28th, 2017 and will be co-produced by Kevin Feige and Amy Pascal. This version of Spider-Man will make an earlier appearance in another MCU film.