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What You Need To Know About Spider-Man Joining Marvel

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Marvel recently announced a deal they made with Sony that would allow Spider-Man to enter the Marvel cinematic universe. As part of the deal, Marvel’s Kevin Feige will co-produce the next standalone Spider-Man movie, which is slated for release on July 28, 2017. As a result, Thor: Ragnarok, Black Panther, Captain Marvel, and Inhumans are all getting pushed back.

Sony Pictures will continue to finance, distribute, own and have final creative control of the Spider-Man films.

Marvel got Spider-Man for free, which means that Marvel (and producer Kevin Feige) won’t earn any money from the standalone Spider-Man movie. Likewise, Sony won’t earn anything from Marvel movies that feature Spider-Man.

Andrew Garfield and director Marc Webb are not coming back, so you can forget about getting any closure on The Amazing Spider-Man 2. Sony wants to cast a younger Spider-Man that’s still in high school. And Spider-Man will be Peter Parker — not Miles Morales, like many fans (including myself!) were hoping.

Spider-Man will first appear in Captain America: Civil War, which is getting ready for production soon. It’ll probably be a cameo.

Sony and Marvel are currently negotiating on Marvel characters possibly appearing in Spider-Man movies.

Sony has final say over the standalone Spider-Man movie.

For now, the Spider-Man spin-offs (Sinister Six, Venom and the untitled female-led movie) are still on the table.