No, it wasn’t just a dream! Spider-Man really is about to join the Marvel Cinematic Universe. It’s been a long time coming, and something fans have been demanding ever since The Amazing Spider-Man 2 was released and proved to be a massive disappointment. However, that big announcement raises even bigger questions!
As easy as it is to get caught up in the excitement of Spidey possibly swinging into action alongside The Avengers, we still have to consider what this means for the future of his franchise and Marvel’s movies.
The reboot is clearly a priority for Kevin Feige and company as they gave Thor: Ragnarok’s release date to it, but what does the deal mean altogether and what exactly will this new Spider-Man be? For that matter, who’s playing him?! All those questions are addressed below, so read on for all of the latest details…
10. How Does The Deal Work?
You might think that a lot of money changed hands to make this deal a reality, but according to reports which have followed the historic press release, this is something of a “quid pro quo” transaction. Both Marvel and Sony are said to be happy with the box office boost they will each receive from Spider-Man being part of the Marvel Cinematic Universe, and they won’t be sharing box office takings or anything like that. Marvel own the merchandising rights to Spider-Man, so those should increase massively as soon as he rears his head in one of their movies, and Sony are happy for some new life to be injected into the franchise which was growing stale under their watch. This is a smart way to handle things as it ultimately benefits everyone.