It was the news every comic book fan wanted to hear, Marvel and Sony have come to an agreement over using Spider-Man in the Marvel Cinematic Universe.
Since the release of Iron Man back in 2008, Marvel have ruled the roost in the movie world. Both The Avengers and Iron Man 3 earned over a billion dollars at the box office and even lesser known heroes such as Guardians of the Galaxy have done well too. Yet amidst all this success, fans have being crying out for Spider-Man (arguably Marvel’s biggest character) to feature alongside the likes of Thor, Hulk and Captain America.
The problem was that since Sony owned the movie rights to the webslinger and his rogue gallery, it looked nigh on impossible to ever happen. Until Now.
Rumours had circulated the internet regarding Marvel and Sony discussing terms to let Spider-Man feature in either Captain America: Civil War or Avengers: Infinity War, but still it looked too much to ask for, seeing that Sony were still making a lot of money with their own Spider-Man releases.
Now, today it has been announced that both companies will work together. Spider-Man will be allowed to feature in the Marvel Cinematic Universe and may be a part of the films mentioned above, and then feature in his own Sony-produced films as usual, but this time with Kevin Feige helping with decisions alongside Sony’s Amy Pascal.
This is huge news for fans of both spider-Man and Marvel, let’s hope it works out for the better.