Spider-Man and the Marvel Cinematic Universe

Spider-Man and the AvengersI am guessing that most people have heard about the big news in the comic book movie world: Sony and Marvel have reached an agreement to bring Spider-Man into the Marvel Cinematic Universe.

Obviously this is pretty big news. This means that Spider-Man can be seen in the Avengers and definitely show up in the Captain America movie, which is titled Civil War. Spidey had a pretty big role during that mega-event in the comics so it makes sense that he would be needed in the movies.

The important question is when will Marvel find a way to give him an appearance. Probably during one of the post-credit scenes. I feel like it is too soon for them to do something in Ant-Man. Unless of course Marvel and Sony had reached a preliminary agreement and filmed a scene, then once everything was finalized they put it in the movie? Or do they just put him in Captain America: Civil War and just assume that everyone knows his origin.

Or maybe I am completely jumping the gun here. The article says that the Spider-Man movie will be released on July 28, 2017. This means it will be after Guardians of the Galaxy 2 and Thor: Ragnarok. That would also leave plenty of time before Avengers: Infinity War. It also sounds like Marc Webb and Andrew Garfield are probably out. So if they would film a quick scene of the ole web-slinger, they might need to have someone in the costume and just show a quick glimpse.

If I were in charge, I would try to find a way to put a small Spider-Man swinging across the city skyline. You know, whenever Ant-Man is having a big fight or something in New York (is the movie set in NYC?), just a quick glimpse in the background, only noticeable if you are really paying attention.

That is just me and obviously I am not in charge of Marvel.

2 thoughts on “Spider-Man and the Marvel Cinematic Universe

  1. I read a lot about this yesterday. Sounds like the best thing would be for him to make his first appearance in Captain America: Civil War. His big caught-in-the-middle role between Cap and Stark was originally going to be taken by The Black Panther, but with Spidey now available, you’ve got to wonder if they’ll re-script things. They’re scheduled to start shooting the film in April 2015. The great thing about him making a first appearance in a Captain America film would be that there couldn’t be another Spiderman origin story. I’m sure everyone is sick to death of that story by now. They need to do what they did with Hulk. Include him without him ever having had his own film.

    Seems very unlikely for him to make an appearance before then. Avengers 2 is probably just finishing post-production. I’d be shocked if they shoehorned anything Spidey related into that, even a post-credits scene.

    The Marvel Spidey movie reboot in 2017 is pushing back Thor and Captain Marvel (boo!) but what I really hope is that he appears before then and that the 2017 movie isn’t another origin story. No guarantees though.

    Very possible that most of this hasn’t even been decided.

  2. I feel like if Marvel was working on this deal then they probably had a plan. You know what I mean? Like they considered both possibilities and wrote out a plan for both. At least that is what I would have done if I were in charge…

    They did have their own Hulk movie though, the Edward Norton one, which did not really bother with an origin, they just rehashed his origin in the opening title sequence, kinda of alluding to the Ang Lee film. They figured everyone knows the origin, or at least knows the gist of it (HULK ANGRY! HULK SMASH!!! what else do you need to know?)

    Did you see the Comic Vine article about their suggestion for the first Spider-Man movie?

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