It’s likely that a new actor will be casted to play Spiderman (poor Garfield). Amy Pascal, who recently stepped down as Co-Chairman of Sony, and Kevin Fiege will be producing the film, with Kevin’s involvement possibly signifying a strong Marvel Influence.
The Web Slinger will be, according to Variety, appearing on The Avengers and will also be getting solo films.
Fiege says in the press release:
“I am thrilled to team with my friends at Sony Pictures along with Amy Pascal to produce the next Spider-Man movie. Amy has been deeply involved in the realization on film of one of the world’s most beloved characters. Marvel’s involvement will hopefully deliver the creative continuity and authenticity that fans demand from the MCU. I am equally excited for the opportunity to have Spider-Man appear in the MCU, something which both we at Marvel, and fans alike, have been looking forward to for years.”
While it had been theorized that Miles Morales would be the incarnation of Spiderman that would be appearing if the Marvel and Sony ever reached an agreement, the press release quickly puts and end to that:
Belgrad, “Sony Pictures and Marvel Studios share a love for the characters in the Spider-Man universe and have a long, successful history of working together. This new level of collaboration is the perfect way to take Peter Parker’s story into the future.”
Says Sony’s Michael Lynton, of the long hoped-for deal, “This is the right decision for the franchise, for our business, for Marvel, and for the fans.”
How excited are you to see Spiderman join the Avengers??