Now this is the stuff dreams are made of!
Sony Pictures and Marvel Studios have announced
today that Spider-Man will be joining the rest of the superheroes in the Marvel Cinematic Universe film franchise!
In the new deal, Spider-Man will appear in a Marvel Cinematic film first. Then Sony Pictures will be releasing the next installment in the Spider-Man franchise. Currently there are ongoing negotiations between the two parties on allowing a hero or character from Marvel to cross over as well.
Late last year, when Sony Pictures was hacked and their private business E-mails were released to the public, it was revealed
that Sony had negotiated with Marvel to have Spider-Man appear in the upcoming Captain America: Civil War
, film. The deal did not push through, but thankfully they made a new one.
However, Sony will still retain full creative control and ownership of Spider-Man, which means they have the final say in anything that involves the web-slinger even if he appears in a Marvel film.
The different owners of the film franchises have been the major reason why certain superheroes who often interact in the comic books universe have yet to appear on-screen together. The Avengers
and The Guardians of the Galaxy
are owned by Marvel, while Spider-Man is owned by Sony.
With this new partnership, let's hope that Fox will somehow allow the X-men to join in the superhero mash-up!
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