Today it was announced that Spider-Man would be joining the likes of Thor, Iron Man and The Hulk, in the Marvel Cinematic Universe. After months of speculation and rumours on the topic, which at times heralded the worst news that Sony Pictures Entertainment had declined Marvel’s offers, we were finally given what so many had hoped for. Spidey’s own movie has been scheduled for July 28, 2017 which is when the next Thor movie was meant to arrive. This means that Thor: Ragnarok and every movie coming out after it have been pushed back by one scheduled slot each. This does not include the Avengers: Infinity War Parts 1 and 2 which have been kept in the same slots, with Inhumans now being released after them.
As stated in the official article on Marvel’s website, “Under the deal, the new Spider-Man will first appear in a Marvel film from Marvel’s Cinematic Universe (MCU).” This seems to imply that Andrew Garfield has been kicked from the titular role, so it will be interesting to see who they pick to replace him, or if they even use Peter Parker for these movies. There hasn’t been any news on which film the character will debut in though, so we may not get to see him until 2017, but if it means they can do a truly great representation of the character then I think it’s worth it.