Hey Spidey fans! Sony Pictures and Marvel have teamed up to bring Spider Man and the Avengers back together.
This means that Spider Man can officially become a part of the Avengers films, the superhero alliance to which Peter Parker contributes in the Marvel comics. No word on whether to expect Andrew Garfield to continue his role.
Rumors of an agreement between Disney and Sony over Spider-Man have been swirling for months. “This is the right decision for the franchise, for our business, for Marvel, and for the fans,” said Sony Chairman Michael Lynton.
The studios made the announcement Monday. As part of the new deal, the web slinger will first appear in a Marvel movie before Sony releases a new standalone Spider-Man film on July 28, 2017. There’s speculation that will be Captain America: Civil War, which hits theaters on May 6, 2016. Stay tuned to find out!
The deal also plans for other characters from Marvel, such as Iron Man, Thor and Captain America, to be integrated into future Spider-Man movies. 20th Century Fox will continue to retain rights to the X-Men and the Fantastic Four. We know comic fans everywhere are loving this!