MARVEL GETS SPIDER-MAN BACK

February 10, 2015

Sony Pictures Entertainment has reached a deal with Marvel Studios to bring Spider-Man back into the Marvel fold.

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Under the deal, the new Spider-Man will first appear in a Marvel film from Marvel’s Cinematic Universe (MCU).

Sony Pictures will thereafter release the next installment of its $4 billion Spider-Man franchise, on July 28, 2017, in a film that will be co-produced by Kevin Feige and his expert team at Marvel and Amy Pascal, who oversaw the franchise launch for the studio 13 years ago. Together, they 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.

It is unclear whether Andrew Garfield will continue on in the role.

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