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It’s Official: Spider-Man Enters the Marvel Cinematic Universe!

10 Feb

You when you wake up go online and hope to read something good, but end up seeing something totally unexpected that blows your mind? Well that happened to me today when I went on superherohype and saw the major news relating to Spider-Man and the Marvel Studios film universe. Just read the original article below:

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Sony Pictures Entertainment and Marvel Studios officially announced today that Sony is bringing Marvel into the amazing world of Spider-Man! Under a new deal, a new Spider-Man (not Andrew Garfield) will first appear in a currently-unspecified Marvel film within the Marvel Cinematic Universe. Sony Pictures will thereafter release the next installment of its $4 billion Spider-Man franchise, on July 28, 2017, in a film that will be co-produced by Kevin Feige and his expert 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.

The new relationship follows a decade of speculation among fans about whether Spider-Man – who has always been an integral and important part of the larger Marvel Universe in the comic books – could become part of the Marvel Universe on the big screen. Spider-Man has more than 50 years of history in Marvel’s world, and with this deal, fans will be able to experience Spider-Man taking his rightful place among other super heroes in the MCU.

“Spider-Man is one of Marvel’s great characters,” says Bob Iger, Chairman and CEO, The Walt Disney Company, “beloved around the world. We’re thrilled to work with Sony Pictures to bring the iconic web-slinger into the Marvel Cinematic Universe, which opens up fantastic new opportunities for storytelling and franchise building.”

“We always want to collaborate with the best and most successful filmmakers to grow our franchises and develop our characters. Marvel, Kevin Feige and Amy, who helped orchestrate this deal, are the perfect team to help produce the next chapter of Spider-Man,” said Michael Lynton, Chairman and CEO of Sony Pictures Entertainment. “This is the right decision for the franchise, for our business, for Marvel, and for the fans.”

“Sony Pictures and Marvel Studios share a love for the characters in the Spider-Man universe and have a long, successful history of working together. This new level of collaboration is the perfect way to take Peter Parker’s story into the future,” added Doug Belgrad, president, Sony Pictures Entertainment Motion Picture Group.

“I am thrilled to team with my friends at Sony Pictures along with Amy Pascal to produce the next Spider-Man movie,” said Marvel Studios President Kevin Feige. “Amy has been deeply involved in the realization on film of one of the world’s most beloved characters. Marvel’s involvement will hopefully deliver the creative continuity and authenticity that fans demand from the MCU. I am equally excited for the opportunity to have Spider-Man appear in the MCU, something which both we at Marvel, and fans alike, have been looking forward to for years.”

Spider-Man, embraced all over the world, is the most successful franchise in the history of Sony Pictures, with the five films having taken in more than $4 billion worldwide.

As a result of the new deal, Thor: Ragnarok will now arrive nearly four months later than planned, moving to November 3, 2017 (from July 28). Black Panther, which previously held that spot, gets delayed eight months, going from that original November 3 date to July 6, 2018. That, in turn, bumps Captain Marvel to November 2, 2018 and moves Inhumans all the way to July 12, 2019. The two-part Avengers: Infinity War, meanwhile, remains set for release May 4, 2018 and May 3, 2019.

Well fuck me! Fuck me sideways! I hate to use such profanity but believe me this kind of news that just requires a little swearing. This is good news. THIS IS FRIGGING GOOD NEWS! The heavens have opened up, there is a god and he has given us Marvel fans what we’ve always wanted. For YEARS people have wanted to see Spider-Man join the MCU especially after the way Marvel Phase One came together and gave us the likes of The Avengers. But since Sony owned the rights to Spidey and the producers seemed to stuck in their old ways to embrace the idea of change or collaboration, we thought we’d never get the chance to see the web head join the likes of the Avengers. However, I believe thanks to the misfortunes of The Amazing Spider-Man 2 that required Sony to revise their approach to the character and the future of his film universe. Now Marvel and Sony have finally come together and have struck a deal for Spidey to join the cool gang of superhero films. Fans across the internet should rejoice because we’ve wanted this for SO long and we finally have one of the best Marvel characters in the shared universe he should have been in all along.

Now obviously because of this deal one can only assume that The Amazing Spider-Man film series and it’s story, characters and universe is done and dusted. I can see at least a few fans of those films being very angry and disappointed by this new deal. I know that there were fans of Andrew Garfield and Emma Stone’s interpretations of Peter Parker and Gwen Stacy, some liked the more realistic take on the origin story, characters and web-slinging and the presentation. However there were problems that could not be ignored like retreading ground with the origin story, undeveloped villains, overcrowded storylines, tonal inconsistencies and dubstep music among some of the common issues. I do feel bad for the people who have been shafted after just two films, however it is Sony who has fucked them over in the first place so yeah I guess it is mainly the fans would will miss them most of all because they became invested in this world.

But now because of this deal, Marvel Studios have had to change a few things up by shifting a few of its film dates around for 2017 and with Thor 3, Black Panther, Captain Marvel and Inhumans all being pushed back a fair bit too. While I am gutted that I have to wait so long for even longer for these films especially when it comes to Black Panther at the same time Marvel Studios will be bringing us a NEW Spider-Man in 2017, sure it’ll be a while before that film gets released, but with someone like Kevin Feige behind it, I can’t help but feel absurdly happy and excited for the new version of Spidey. Now one has to wonder, since Andrew Garfield is out, who will replace him? And will there be another origin story or will we jump into the character being already established. Also will he be in Captain America: Civil War? I mean Spidey was an important part of the comic story and with this deal I find it hard to believe that he wouldn’t be showing up, that being said the film’s already well into development so they would have to squeeze him in pretty quickly.

Anyway that’s my quick thoughts on it, welcome back to the side of justice Spider-Man! Can’t wait to see you kick ass in the MCU. So what do you think of Spidey joining the MCU? Are you happy like me and many other fans across the world or are you sad to see your Amazing Spider-Man film universe fall apart? Please comment below and let me know. Laters!

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Posted by on February 10, 2015 in Films, Media

 

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7 responses to “It’s Official: Spider-Man Enters the Marvel Cinematic Universe!

  1. photosbyandy

    February 10, 2015 at 2:55 pm

    I will absolutely be following this. The one thing I really liked about The Amazing Spider-man movies most recently released was the stunts!!! Of course, I went into labor in the theatre in TASM2 sooo… That put a bit of a damper on the movie. However, I will be very excited to see what happens with the new direction. I love Marvels production of movies way more than Sony anyway…

     
  2. Cosmoflips

    February 10, 2015 at 8:45 pm

    This is fabulous news. I don’t really care for any of the Avengers besides Spider-Man, so perhaps now I can finally join the club in getting excited for these MCU films. Although I am absolutely gutted for Andrew Garfield. The Amazing Spider-Man films weren’t the best, but Garfield was always so captivating. He would’ve been such an interesting addition alongside people like Robert Downey, Jr., Scarlett Johansson and Samuel L. Jackson. I’ll miss seeing him in the suit, just like when Tobey left, but I understand Marvel want the character without any baggage. I only know the bare-bones of the Civil War story, but I understand Spider-Man is pretty essential to the plot, so I’m glad this deal has been done while they still have time to include the character. I wonder who’ll land the role.

     
    • Hypersonic55

      February 11, 2015 at 2:52 pm

      I think Garfield will be missed by many, he was probably the strongest aspect of these newer Spidey films and I feel terrible that he only had two chances and then got shafted because of Sony’s incompetence. I can’t wait to see how this plays out, I pray that this turns out the way I’ve always imagined.

       
  3. sidekickreviews

    February 11, 2015 at 4:00 am

    I heard about this exciting news late last night and I had trouble falling asleep because I kept thinking about it. I think this is a win-win situation for all the companies involved. I’m a fan of Andrew Garfield so it’s a little sad to hear he’ll get replaced but on the flip side we’ll get the version of Spidey that Marvel envisions (or co-produced by) that’ll fit into their MCU. This is a plus for Sony too, because previously their movies could only feature Spidey characters and villains but no other Marvel Superheroes.

     
    • Hypersonic55

      February 11, 2015 at 6:39 pm

      Haha, it is sleep-robbing news to be fair, this is the kind of revelation that one only dreams of but could never know if would become a reality. But it has now and just knowing that Spidey will be able to hang with the Marvel Studios characters just makes me SO happy. And I know there’s some things that’ll need to ironed out like the story, how old Peter Parker will be and how he’ll fit into the MCU, but I have faith in Kevin Feige and Marvel’s contribution to the next film.

       
  4. Tim The Film Guy

    February 14, 2015 at 11:38 am

    YAY! Hope they don’t rush it.

    Am sure its tempting, now they have him, gotta use him right now!
    Am sure they’ll do it right 😀

     
    • Hypersonic55

      February 14, 2015 at 3:00 pm

      Indeed, he’ll show up soon, but hopefully he’s handled in the right way.

       

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