Spider-Man will appear in an upcoming Marvel Cinematic Universe film and Marvel is coming on board to produce future “Spider-Man” films with Sony, the two studios announced Monday.
Under the deal, the new Spider-Man will first appear in a film from Marvel’s Cinematic Universe (MCU). Sony Pictures will thereafter release the next installment of its “Amazing Spider-Man” franchise, on July 28, 2017, in a film that will be co-produced by Kevin Feige and Amy Pascal, who oversaw the franchise launch for the studio 13 years ago.
Together, the two 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.
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