Marvel Studios and Sony Pictures Entertainment are officially announcing a partnership to bring the one and only web slinging wall crawler known as Spider-Man into the Marvel Cinematic Universe!
Here's an excerpt from the official press release:
"Under the deal, the new Spider-Man will first appear in a Marvel film from Marvel's Cinematic Universe (MCU). Sony Pictures will thereafter release the next installment of its $4 billion Spider-Man franchise, on July 28, 2017, in a film that will be co-produced by Kevin Feige and his expert team at Marvel and Amy Pascal, who oversaw the franchise launch for the studio 13 years ago. Together, they will collaborate on a new creative direction for the web slinger. Sony Pictures will continue to finance, distribute, own and have final creative control of the Spider-Man films.
Marvel and Sony Pictures are also exploring opportunities to integrate characters from the MCU into future Spider-Man films."
In addition to this amazing news, Marvel.com has also released new information regarding the lineup of MCU films already in place and how the forthcoming Spider-Man movie will affect the release schedule.
"As a result of the new deal, Thor: Ragnarok will now arrive nearly four months later than planned, moving to November 3, 2017 (from July 28). Black Panther, which previously held that spot, gets delayed eight months, going from that original November 3 date to July 6, 2018. That, in turn, bumps Captain Marvel to November 2, 2018 and moves Inhumans all the way to July 12, 2019. The two-part Avengers: Infinity War, meanwhile, remains set for release May 4, 2018 and May 3, 2019."
Meanwhile, we might as well take another look at the trailer for The Avengers: Age of Ultron which is set to be released this year on May 1st.