A new Spider-Man film hits theaters on July 28, 2017 and thanks to a new deal between Sony Pictures and Marvel Studios it will be part of the same Marvel Universe that Captain America, Iron Man, Thor and The Avengers inhabits Variety reports.
Marvel’s head honcho Kevin Feige will work side by side with Amy Pascal who’s guided the Spidey franchise since its been at Sony.
What does this all mean and why is all of comic geekdom (including this writer) so excited about this? The new deal allows Spider-Man to be a part of the third phase of Marvel flicks announced this summer. (Check that below) And the probability of Spidey taking his central role in the “Civil Wars” plotline is high. He could even make his debut as early as Captain America: Civil War.
Now with Spidey back in the fold the movie schedule for Marvel gets shook up a bit. Thor: Ragnarok now drops on November 3rd, 2017. Black Panther becomes the anchor for Marvel’s July 4th movement with a July 6th, 2018 release. Captain Marvel now slides into the 4th quarter of’18, November 2nd, 2018 and Inhumans now lands on July 12th, 2019.
The question of how this will impact the other films and their story lines has yet to be answered. Black Panther may see the most change as it was highly speculated that the African superhero would be taking the Web-Slinger’s role as part of the Civil War story line.