Spider-Man's arrival forces Marvel Studios to make lineup changes

Spider-Man with Avengers

It’s been rumored for awhile but now it’s official — Spider-Man is coming home — specifically to Marvel Studios.

Sony Pictures Entertainment has struck a deal that will see Spidey join the same cinematic universe as The Avengers, Guardians of the Galaxy and most importantly The Infinity War.

And we won’t have all that long to wait as Spider-Man’s next big screen effort will hit theaters July 28, 2017. Sadly, Andrew Garfield won’t be back though as a new web-crawler will be cast.

Sony will continue to distribute, finance, own and have final creative control of the Spider-Man pics, but that seems more like lip service. This will be the MS take on Spider-Man.

Black Panther conceptMore important are the repercussions to the Marvel schedule:

“Thor: Ragnorak,” planned for July 28, 2017, shifts to Nov. 3, 2017 while “Black Panther,” moves to July 6, 2017.

Marvel’s “Inhumans” gets bumped to summer 2019 while “Captain Marvel” moves back to Nov. 2018.

Bob Iger, Chairman and CEO, The Walt Disney Company said in a statement: “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.”

Avengers-Spider-ManSo, with that news, Marvel’s flagship character can officially join its major film studio. Next up. Operation: Rescue the Fantastic 4!

  • keith

    Yessssssssss. This only proves that that sony spider verse was dreadful.. sorry for andrew.. but he geto line up with the ultimate and current traditional comics… and may e be allowed to grow the hell up for once and be a man not poor college kid. Maybe he should be allowed on defendees as that would be great and makes them the new avengers slash mighty avengers. So many options without Sony stink

  • I’m glad to hear this. My only worry is that we might get yet another origin story.

  • Fred

    Love this news, welcome back home Webslinger. I’m cool with Spidey getting the July 2017 release date, I think Thor fits better in November and Black Panther better in July, I’m a little buumed they’ll be released a little later but I’m patient enough to roll with it. So we’ll see Cap, Iron Man, Black Panther, Spider-Man, Falcon, Black Widow, Hawkeye and several other superheroes bumping heads clashing in ‘Cap 3’, I’m all for it baby. If there we’re still any doubts Spder-Man’s inclusion into ‘Civil War’ just cemented it as the biggest box office hit of 2016.

  • We’ll see man.
    I’m digging the Mighty Avengers comic. Are you reading that as well?

  • Seriously! No need whatsoever for an origin. Just let him be Spider-Man. If they did a quick flashback ala “The Incredible Hulk” that may work, but I’m tired of seeing the spider bite and Peter learning his new powers.

  • True. And this will give Black Panther a prime holiday weekend to shine as well. That should only help his box office presence.
    Yeah, it doesn’t matter what else comes out in 2016 – Civil War is clearly the top dog at this point.

  • keith

    i checked it out in my library but I only did the first 2 volumes and the first volume of superior spiderman.. which is insane by the way lol

  • keith

    agreed. he is a grown a ss man at this point. let him grow up and let the MCU freaking have at least heard of him. The slick flashback in iron man 1 and hulk is how u get ish moving

  • I highly recommend the new AXIS take on Mighty Avengers with the warped Luke Cage and Captain America facing off against their former teammates.

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