BREAKING: Spider-Man has joined the MCU!

From The Verge:

Spider-Man will appear in upcoming Marvel movies. Sony Pictures has announced a deal with Marvel that will see the web slinger appear in an as-yet-unspecified movie in the Marvel Cinematic Universe — the same universe that contains Iron Man, Thor, and the rest of the Avengers.

The timing of the deal means Spider-Man’s likely to make his first Marvel movie appearance in Captain America: Civil War, but the agreement doesn’t mean that Sony is giving up the movie rights to the character. The next Sony Pictures Spider-Man movie is due on July 28th, 2017, and the deal works both ways — Sony Pictures said it was also “exploring opportunities to integrate characters from the Marvel Cinematic Universe into future Spider-Man films.
— The Verge

Can you say Avengers 2 Post Credit Scene?  I can.

Seriously though, this is a HUGE deal for Marvel as they have finally made the first step in wrestling the rights back to one of their most popular characters from Sony.   I wonder if Andrew Garfield is attached to this or if Marvel has insisted on recasting him?   Here is the link to Marvel's Press Release.

Posted on February 9, 2015 and filed under Media.