Spider-Man to join Marvel superheroes

A brand-new 'Spider-Man' movie is slated for release on July 28th, 2017. Image / Supplied
A brand-new 'Spider-Man' movie is slated for release on July 28th, 2017. Image / Supplied

Spider-Man looks set to be a part of The Avengers.

Sony Pictures Entertainment and Marvel Studios have announced a new partnership to bring the ‘web head’ into the Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU), Variety reports.

The new collaboration will see Spider-Man appear in a MCU movie, potentially the already-announced Captain America: Civil War, and then star in his own solo movie. Marvel has shifted the dates of some previously announced movies to accommodate a new Spider-Man movie on July 28, 2017.

The original Civil War storyline has Spider-Man as an integral part of the story and the movies could be looking to follow suit.

Spider-Man is currently a $4 billion dollar franchise for Sony and they will retain production, distribution, and creative control rights to the films.

Bob Iger, CEO of Disney which currently owns Marvel says: “We’re thrilled to work with Sony Pictures to bring the iconic web-slinger into the Marvel Cinematic Universe, which opens up fantastic new opportunities for storytelling and franchise building.”

It has not been confirmed whether The Amazing Spider-Man actor Andrew Garfield will reprise his role as Spider-Man.