For the last few months, we’ve been tracking what’s become a rather insanity-filled story concerning everyone’s favorite NYC based webslinger, Spider-Man. When last we checked in, it seemed the franchise was in a strange place at Sony Pictures, as it was in the middle of a massive re-structuring after a potential deal with Marvel fell through over the summer… but then things got interesting.
Because of those leaked emails, top brass at Sony Japan were suddenly unhappy with the loss of a potential deal with Marvel and, according to various reports, pushed for Sony Pictures to go back to the negotiating table with the Disney-owned company to get the deal back in place. Since then, things have been quiet, and we’ve all come to assume that nothing ended up happening and Spidey is back to where we left him at the end of The Amazing Spider-Man 2. However, silence isn’t always a bad thing as, interestingly, it seems things have worked out.
According to Latino-Review, who released a new column today that includes a ton of spoilery Phase 2 and Phase 3 news for the MCU and heroes like Thor, Captain America, and Black Panther, a deal has been struck between Marvel and Sony to bring Spider-Man into the MCU in, wait for it, Avengers: Infinity War Part 1, not Captain America: Civil War as many originally believed.
Without going into all the spoilery details, the inclusion of Spider-Man relates to a potential new lineup for the Avengers team that will be occurring throughout phase 3 (which is something we’ve already suspected given all the new characters that are going to be introduced in the new series of films). We don’t want to potentially spoil the next several years of superhero cinema, but the short version is, if Latino-Review is to be believed, Spider-Man is coming to the MCU, and he’s coming to it in May 2018.
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