spider-man

We may already have our new Spider-Man

Image Credit - latino-review.com

Image Credit – latino-review.com

[contains spoilers for Avengers: Age of Ultron]

Last week a list of five young actors in the running for Spider-Man hit the web, and already sources are saying Asa Butterfield will be the one to take on the power with great responsibility.

The others on the list were Nat Wolff, Tom Holland, Liam James, and Timothee Chalamet.

Reporting that Butterfield already has the part is the Latino-Review, so it isn’t exactly Entertainment Weekly breaking the scoop, but they claim industry insiders believe he already has the role and “Marvel has liked him since day one”

In other Spider-Man news, it is rumoured his first stand alone film, after a appearance in Captain America: Civil War, will be titled “Spider-Man: The New Avenger”, which makes a lot of sense considering at the end of Avengers: Age of Ultron we see Scarlett Witch, The Vision, War Machine, and Falcone in training as the newest additions to the team. Also in Phase Three will be introduced to Doctor Strange, Captain Marvel, Black Panther, so that title for the next Spider-Man wouldn’t be extremely shocking.

Can we all just be glad Marvel use subtitles so we don’t end up with Spider-Man, Spider-Man 2, Spider-Man 3 or The Amazing Spider-Man and The Amazing Spider-Man 2.

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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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