The neighborhood hero “Spider-Man” is set to join the casts of the popular Avengers in the Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU) after Marvel Studios and Sony Entertainment announced a landmark deal on Monday that will see Spider-Man appearing in an undisclosed film with Marvel Comics.
Spider-Man will be joining the likes of Iron Man, Captain America and the rest of the famous Avengers. The debut of Spider-Man with Marvel super heroes will be followed by Spider-Man standalone film from Sony which was already marked for July 28, 2017 release date.
Although Spider-Man will join the casts of Marvel Heroes, Sony Pictures also noted that it will continue to finance, distribute, own and have final creative control of the Spider-Man films.
The Spider-Man comic character was originally one of the most famous creations by Marvel Comics but Marvel first sold the rights to Spider-Man back in 1985 and it was eventually acquired by Sony Pictures Entertainment. The Spider-Man franchise went on to become one of the powerhouse franchise for Sony Pictures grossing more than $4 billion worldwide.
Due to the latest deals between Marvel Studios and Sony Entertainment, Marvel Studio films will now have a new release dates. Thor: Ragnarok” will now be shown on November 3, 2017, while “Black Panther” will be shown on July 6, 2018 and Captain Marvel will hit the big screen on November 2, 2018 while “Inhumans” will debut in July 12, 2019.