When it comes to the Marvel Comics universe, there’s no character more versatile than Peter Parker’s alter-ego, Spider-man. If you have a book that needs a lift, or a team that needs a new member, Spider-man will fit the bill. For whatever reason, aside from the first two Sam Raimi movies and arguably the Amazing Spider-Man, Sony hasn’t really gotten what Peter Parker is all about. That’s all going to change, if only because Sony is going to give Peter Parker back to the company that rightfully owns him. Sony and Marvel are going to share custody of Spider-Man, with Peter Parker joining the Marvel Cinematic Universe.
“We always want to collaborate with the best and most successful filmmakers to grow our franchises and develop our characters. Marvel, Kevin Feige and Amy, who helped orchestrate this deal, are the perfect team to help produce the next chapter of Spider-Man,” said Michael Lynton, Chairman and CEO of Sony Pictures Entertainment. “This is the right decision for the franchise, for our business, for Marvel, and for the fans.”
Now, Sony is still going to be able to use Spider-Man, and still has plans for Spider-Man in the Sonyverse, but Marvel will be able to get their hands on him. He’ll reappear in a Marvel Cinematic Universe flick, then a Sony picture, and so on. Perhaps Sony is learning their lesson from the less-than-stellar Amazing Spider-Man 2. Or maybe they just wanted to get their hands on some MCU characters who can now cross over freely to Sony’s land. Either way, this is good news for Marvel, because they’ll get their hands on Spidey, and Sony, who might learn a thing or two from Marvel’s way of doing things.
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