Spiderman Joins the Marvel Cinematic Universe

Jacob Serrano, Staff Writer

Since Marvel doesn’t completely own all of its characters, it’s almost impossible to see all of the superheroes banding together. With the recent deal between Sony and Marvel, there’s finally the chance of seeing everyones favorite web head join the likes Thor, Captain America, and the rest of the Avengers. Sony (who owns the movie rights to Spider-Man) decided to cut a deal with Marvel to share their franchise within the Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU), yet it doesn’t mean Marvel owns complete cinematic rights.

The partnership means that Marvel is allowed to use Spider-Man in any of their movies and can make their own official Spider-Man movie as a collaboration between Sony and Marvel. The deal costed no money at all, only a final agreement. Sony’s main part is to be the yes man in the situation and to co produce any following projects that have to do with the hero.

This would be the second reboot the hero received since his 2002 cinematic debut. New casting is currently underway as Sony and Marvel are looking for potential actors such as Logan Lerman (The Percy Jackson series) or Dylan O’Brien (Maze Runner, Teen Wolf).

“I think it’s awesome, I’ve always wanted to see Spider-Man team up with the heroes he was created with,” said Kencil Harrisaud, sophomore.

Spider-Man’s first MCU movie will debut on July 28th, 2017, but Marvel made it clear during their announcement that he would appear in another movie movie before his own. This leads to speculations of Spider-Man making his first debut in “Captain America: Civil War”, which will include many other heroes taking sides and fighting against each other.