Spider-Man has always been Marvel Comics’ flagship character, so his absence in the Marvel Cinematic Universe has been more than noticeable. After five movies (including a two-part reboot with Andrew Garfield), the web-slinger may finally be getting his Marvel Universe debut alongside the Avengers in an all-out galactic war with Thanos.
Finally, web-head could be standing alongside the a-listers where he belongs!
This would inevitably involve a recasting (our third Spider-Man since 2002!) but hopefully not yet another origin story. Also, it may pave the way for a Marvel/Sony co-production for Spider-Man 6!
The rumors are very specific and span through the next 6 Marvel Universe movies which, if true, would kill any worries that the MCU will get stale! This would impact Captain America, Thor, Hulk, Iron Man and many more… and could mean a Planet Hulk movie is a possibility.
The story goes that Sony and Marvel have wanted to work together since the first Amazing Spider-Man film by including Stark Tower (seen in that year’s Avengers movie) in the New York skyline. It was to be a subtle hint of things to come but alas it never occurred. Instead, Sony bravely launched a multi-picture project that would see several Spider-Man spin-offs, developing a rich Spider-Universe. But that may have gone the way of Toby Maguire as there is a new… much more interesting rumor (via Comicbook.com)
According to news and rumor site Latino Review (lots of potential spoilers at the link), a deal has been struck that will bring Spider-Man to Marvel Studios in time for the two-part Avengers: Infinity War mega-event.
The report emphasizes that a recent rumor that Tobey Maguire and Andrew Garfield could meet up in a Spider-Men-style movie mashup is just as unfounded as you would think, but claims that they’ve got it on good authority Spidey will be wall-crawling his way into the next two Avengers movies after Age of Ultron.
“I don’t have the exact details nor a paper trail, but I’m told we’ll see an MCU Spider-Man in Infinity Wars Part 1, as that was the next logical place to insert him after they missed the window to logically include him in Civil War,” the report claims.
The planned 2016 Spider-Man movie may be cancelled or may be a co-production between Sony and Marvel, says the report, but it won’t go forward as originally planned. Given the relatively short production time on The Amazing Spider-Man 2, it’s unlikely any immediate announcements will clear all this up, as they would have no need to do so right away.