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Marvel Studios and Sony Pictures working together on the future of Spider-Man

While we have all been talking about this for a while, I like many, thought it was exactly that. Just talk. But it looks like Spider-Man will be coming to the MCU (Marvel Cinematic Universe) without Sony giving up the rights to the character. Most are speculating he will now appear in next year’s Captain America: Civil War, and could make future appearances in Avengers: Infinity War.

Here is the statement from Marvel”:

“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.

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Age of Ultron & Phase 3 (Updated)

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We are currently in the middle of San Diego Comic Con, and it’s nearly time for Marvel Studios’ panel. Here’s to hoping we find out what movies we will be seeing in Phase Three of the Marvel Cinematic Universe. In the meantime, enjoy this concept art, for Avengers: Age of Ultron, that was slowly revealed, and has now been completed.

(UPDATE) While I was expecting my twitter feed to be blown up by the end of the Marvel Studios panel at SDCC, this was not the case. Only a sequel for Guardians of the Galaxy was announced. And so the speculation continues, for what will become of Phase Three. My guess is something like this: Ant-Man, Captain America 3, Doctor Strange, Black Widow, GotG 2, Black Panther, Thor 3, Inhumans, Avengers 3.