I assume that, by now, you’ve all heard about Sony Pictures Entertainment and Marvel Studios are bringing Spider-Man into Marvel’s universe (or is it the other way around?). Announced last night, under the deal, the new Spider-Man will first appear in a Marvel film from Marvel’s Cinematic Universe (MCU). Sony Pictures will thereafter release the next installment of its Spider-Man franchise, on July 28, 2017, in a film that will be co-produced by Kevin Feige and his team at Marvel, and Amy Pascal, who oversaw the franchise launch for the studio 13 years ago. Together, they will collaborate on a new creative direction for the web slinger.
Sony Pictures will continue to finance, distribute, own and have final creative control of the Spider-Man films.
Marvel and Sony Pictures are also exploring opportunities to integrate characters from the MCU into future Spider-Man films.
Of course, social media was all abuzz about the possibility that Miles Morales might emerge as the new Spidey, under this new arrangement between the studios, but I wouldn’t hold my breath, hoping that it happens. But if it does, that would obviously be a very welcomed move.
Also announced yesterday, 4 future installments in the Marvel Cinematic Universe have received new release dates through 2019, including Thor’s next solo adventure, as well as the first films for Black Panther, Captain Marvel and the Inhumans!
Marvel’s “Thor: Ragnarok” will now hit theaters November 3, 2017. The following year, Marvel’s “Black Panther” will make its way to theaters on July 6, 2018 (a 2017 release was initially planned, so you’ll have to wait another year for it), and Marvel’s “Captain Marvel” on November 2, 2018.
Finally, Marvel’s “Inhumans” will now debut in theaters July 12, 2019.
The previously announced dates for Marvel’s “Avengers: Infinity War Part 1” and “Avengers: Infinity War Part 2” on May 4, 2018 and May 3, 2019, respectively, remain unchanged.