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.