Marvel broke the internet… again! This time, it was due to a certain homecoming. Marvel Studios announced a partnership with Sony Pictures to bring Spider-man into the Marvel Cinematic Universe.
— Marvel Entertainment (@Marvel) February 10, 2015
I will give you time to freak out. I’ll wait… Done? Okay. Marvel’s Kevin Feige is set to produce the Spider-man franchise with Amy Pascal. He will be introduce in a Marvel Studios film in 2016 and will be feature in his own stand alone film, financed by Sony, on July 28, 2017. What this means is several things.
- We are getting an all new Spider-man. Andrew Garfield is out (Sadface) and Marvel is wanting to move towards a younger actor.
- New Spider-man means new franchise. Gone is the crazy “Dub Step” Electro and Mecha Rhino. This Spider-man will be introduced in 2016’s Captain America: Civil War.
- Sony Pictures will continue to finance, distribute, own and have final creative control of the Spider-Man films, but don’t rule out Marvel’s input. Marvel will have a very big voice in the direction of this character.
Spider-man was an integral part of the Civil War story-line back in 2008. He was used as a propaganda tool by Tony Stark to convince others to join his side.
I foresee the events in the Civil War movie going down a similar path. Although, identities have not been a big issue for the on screen heroes so far, I see them being an issue for Spider-man. If Marvel is wanting to go with a younger Peter Parker/Spider-Man, my number one choice is Asa Butterfield. If you seen Ender’s Game, you know this kid can act. As of writing this article, Variety.com is reporting that Dylan O’Brien and Logan Lerman are being considered for the role.
— Superhero Feed (@SuperheroFeed) February 11, 2015
Whatever happens with this character, I can count on that he will be treated with the utmost respect now that he is home with Marvel. Even though Sony still has their grasp on this beloved Character, Marvel will ensure that he is taken care of.
What do you want to see done with this character? Who do you want to see play Peter Parker? Sound off below!