The Moment we have all been waiting for has finally arrived and we can officially welcome Spider-Man into the Marvel Cinematic Universe. In a recent announcement Marvel Studios & Sony Entertainment have come to a deal that will allow the story arc of the Amazing spiderman films to integrate into the MCU and also possibly an appearance of spider-man in a future Marvel film or films.
This is pretty big news but expect given Sony’s recent PR troubles and massive data breach. The deal between Marvel Studios and Sony entertainment says that Spider-Man will appear in a Marvel film and there after a Sony produced Amazing Spider-Man film will be co-produced by Kevin Feige, his Marvel team and Amy Pascal of Sony. Sony will Fund the next film set to be released on July 38, 2017 and also have future control of Spider-Man related films. There has also been talk of Sony integrating a number of marvel characters into the future Spider-man films.
Here is what some of the top Execs from Sony & Disney Corp had to say about the deal.
“Spider-Man is one of Marvel’s great characters, 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.”
– Bob Iger, CEO of Walt Disney
“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,” – Michael Lynton, CEO of Sony Pictures Entertainment
“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,” – Doug Belgrad, president, Sony Pictures Entertainment Motion Picture Group
Spider-Man has mad Sony more than 4 Billion dollars over the past 13 years and is Sony’s most successful film franchise to date.
What are some of your Favorite Spider-Man team ups from the marvel universe that you are looking to see on the big screen?