Spider-Man returns to Marvel for a new movie coming in 2017.
In a reboot of the "Spider-Man"
franchise, Sony Pictures Entertainment has announced a new partnership with Marvel
Studios that brings the popular superhero back into the Marvel
According to reports, a new Spider-Man
film will hit theaters on July 28, 2017.
owned the feature rights to Spider-Man
character since 1999, when Marvel sold them for $7 million. However, on Monday, Sony
and Marvel will create a new Spider-Man movie after Andrew Garfield
starred in the last two films. Before that Tobey Maguire played Peter Parker in the previous three installments for Sony.
Marvel's Kevin Feige will produce the rebooted Spider-Man
series with Amy Pascal, who recently quit her job as the co-chairman of Sony. But, she has a ton of experience, Pascal oversaw the $4 billion Spider-Man franchise for over 13 years at the studio.
The new report suggests that Sony will distribute, finance, own and have final creative control of the Spider-Man movies but, they will be working with Marvel, which is owned by Disney, to mesh Spider-Man's character into Marvel's upcoming superhero movies. Upcoming Marvel movies include "The Avengers" and perhaps Captain America: Civil War which is filming in Atlanta, Georgia in the next couple of months.
To make room for Spider-Man, Disney has rescheduled several of their upcoming feature films including "Thor: Ragnorak" which was originally planned to open on the July 28, 2017 date. Now, the movie moves to November 3, 2017. "Black Panther," which had the November 3 date is now premiering on July 6, 2017.
This is what the CEO of The Walt Disney Company
had to say about the upcoming Spider-Man
“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.”
“I am thrilled to team with my friends at Sony Pictures along with Amy Pascal to produce the next Spider-Man movie,” said Marvel Studios President Kevin Feige. “Amy has been deeply involved in the realization on film of one of the world’s most beloved characters. Marvel’s involvement will hopefully deliver the creative continuity and authenticity that fans demand from the MCU.”
This new deal follows the infamous Sony Hack which ruined the release of The Interview.
However, Spider-Man traveling to Marvel may change the game for Sony Pictures and the Marvel universe.
But, there are several things the Marvel Universe should change. The first change should be to find a new leading actor. Andrew Garfield
was a pretty good Spider-Man but Hollywood is filled with way better entertaining actors to play the role of Peter Parker. Spider-Man
should also join the Avengers
should move past the origin story. Perhaps, make Spider-Man
darker like Batman Begins.
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