Spider-Man is set for a reboot, and this time he gets to join his Marvel buddies.
Disney-owned Marvel Studios and Sony Pictures Entertainment announced that they will revamp the Spider-Man character as part of a new deal. As part of makeover, Spider-Man will appear in a Marvel film. And while they won’t disclose which one, according to The Hollywood Reporter, it is likely to be Captain America: Civil War. They are also reporting that it is unlikely that the last Spider-Man, Andrew Garfield, will assume the role.
Additionally, once the new Spidey is revealed, a new Spider-Man movie is planned for release in July 2017. The studios are also looking at ways to integrate other Marvel characters into Spider-Man films, according to Marvel.
Rumors of the partnership have been in the works for some time, even leaked during the Sony hack. It’s no surprise that the deal includes Sony’s former chief Amy Pascal, who has moved on to manage a new production company within Sony Pictures Entertainment. Pascal helmed the $4 billion Spider-Man franchise while at Sony. She will be joined in the new efforts by Marvel’s Kevin Feige as producers on the new film, as they will “collaborate on a new creative direction for the web slinger,” according to the companies.
The move is seen as two rival studios teaming up. “This is the right decision for the franchise, for our business, for Marvel, and for the fans,” said SPE’s chairman and CEO Michael Lynton in the release.
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