The rumors have become true, Marvel and Sony Pictures have struck a deal to allow Spider-Man to appear in the Marvel Cinematic Universe!
As previously rumored, Spidey will appear in a Marvel Cinematic Universe movie prior to Sony releasing a new Spider-Man movie on July 28, 2017.
Here’s the official news straight from Marvel:
Under the deal, the new Spider-Man will first appear in a Marvel film from Marvel’s Cinematic Universe (MCU). 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.
You can read the full press release via Marvel’s link above. This is huge news and what fans have been waiting for!