The prodigal son returns! He has been released from the orphanage at last!
I’ll give you a hint- NOT this guy for sure
And thank god for that too. In that sense, i guess i should actually be really grateful for “The Amazing Spider Man 2”. Because it if weren’t for that sloppy movie, we would not have witnessed this day- the day the prodigal son returned home. So thank you TASM 2, and THANK YOU Paul Giamatti, for making it very evident through your role that Sony really had no idea what they were doing with poor old Spidey.
But all silly pictures aside- yes, it’s now official- Spider man is now part of the Marvel Cinematic Universe.
In a surprise late evening announcement on Monday, Marvel posted to their official website that they have partnered with Sony Pictures to bring Spider-Man into the Marvel Cinematic Universe. No word was mentioned about Andrew Garfield (who played Spider man in the Amazing Spider Man 1 and 2 but since the press release does state that together, Sony and Marvel are looking to take Spider-Man in a “new creative direction.”, i think it’s quite safe to say that Garfield is out of the picture. And regardless of who is now going to play Peter Parker next (yes, it’s still going to be Parker and not Miles Morales instead) Spiderman will first appear in the Marvel Cinematic Universe before starring in the next Sony Spiderman movie in July 28, 2017 which means the current plans for a 2016 Sinister Six have been scrapped. It also means Thor: Ragnarok – which originally had that date – and the rest of Marvel’s Phase 3 following it, have shifted to make room.
Thor 3 moves from a July 28, 2017 release (now held by Spider-Man) to November 3, 2017.
Black Panther moves from November 3, 2017 to July 6, 2018.
Captain Marvel moves from July 6, 2018 to November 2, 2018.
Inhumans moves from November 2, 2018 to July 12, 2019.
Release dates for The Avengers: Infinity War Part 1 and 2 remain the same, May 4, 2018 and May 3, 2019, respectively.
The Avengers 2 hits May 1st; Ant-Man on July 17th; Doctor Strange on November 4, 2016, and Guardians of the Galaxy 2 on May 5, 2017.
Further agreements of the deal are unknown but keep in mind that the deal comes after a turbulent few months for Sony. The Culver City-based studio was victim of a massive cyber-attack by North Korea recently in what devolved into a financial and publicity nightmare. And just last week, announced that Pascal, its veteran exec and face of the studio, would be stepping aside who later expressed her desire to be a producer.
Shit. Do we have to thank North Korea for this deal?
Frankly speaking- this is just brilliant! Ever since Marvel announced their plans for the Civil War story line, I’ve always wondered how they are going to bring the book to screen without Spider Man. Those who have read Civil War will remember that Spider Man wound up playing an absolutely huge role in the story. In a fight between pro-registration superheroes (led by Iron Man) and anti-registration superheroes (led by Captain America), Spider-Man finds himself caught in the middle, but is convinced to join Tony Stark’s side. In a show of support for the movement, he winds up doing something radical, and actually goes on live television to reveal that he is Peter Parker:
By now we know that Captain America 3 will start the Civil War story line. It would also act as a setting for Chadwick Boseman’s Black Panther (whose concept art was revealed months back to instill faith in the movie goers- seen below) who after his cameo will feature next in his own movie in July 6, 2018.
Considering how the production of Captain America: Civil War movie hasn’t begun yet, we can see how easy it would be for Marvel to include Spider man in the movie even if it is just as a brief cameo before his full extended role in the nest Sony Movie. Moreover Marvel now has a chance to rectify a lot of mistakes committed by Sony: the main one being the assumption that the audience still wouldn’t mind seeing Peter as a high school kid who suffers from his own share of relationships and unrequited love. Don’t do that Marvel- do not give us a teenage Peter Parker again. Because with this deal now actually having come to fruition, Marvel can now re invent Spidey in their own way- the possibilities are endless. My request to Marvel- please introduce Spider Man as a grown adult. Get your inspiration from that comic where Peter is now a science teacher in Midtown high (Peter’s old school)…
…who not only will be taken seriously as an adult amongst the Avengers roster but also, later in either of the Infinity war movies will be able to wear this kick-ass armor designed especially for him by Tony Stark (The Iron Spider)
The scope for improvement and re-imagining is just too high!
It only makes sense due to the two Infinity war movies- the Iron Spider MUST make an appearance!
The big question now is how Marvel will handle Inhumans since they won’t debut until after the Infinity War saga but have already been introduced in Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. on ABC. Marvel Comics readers are likely very ware of how important theInhumans are to the major space-heavy crossover events (War of Kings, Realm of Kings, Infinity, Inhumanity) over the last half a decade so it’s foreseeable that Phase 4 could setup another Infinity War-size event where they play a crucial role at the forefront.
Throw in the new Spider-Man who will undoubtedly be cast with a super long-term contract, and we can already begin piecing together what heroes will form the Marvel Studios phase 4 roster.
But as for now:-
Iron Man, Captain America, Thor, Hulk, Black Widow, Hawkeye, Spider-man, Nick Fury, War Machine, The Winter Soldier, Falcon, Iron Man’s remote controlled suits, Sif, Frandal, Volstagg, Hogun, Heimdall, Loki, Scarlett Witch, Quicksilver, Rocket Racoon, Star Lord, Drax, Gamora, Groot, Nova Corp, Black Panther, Doctor Strange, Agents of Shield team, Ultron (maybe, if not destroyed), Captain Marvel, Ant Man (both of them), Selvig, Jane Foster, The Abomination, Daredevil, Luke Cage, Iron Fist, a super powered Pepper Potts
BRING IT ON! 😀