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Tuesday, February 10

Nerd News | Spider-Man joins the Marvel movie 'verse + an all-lady Avengers team & new Daredevil trailer

Tuesday, February 10

There have been rumors floating around for a while now that Marvel and Sony have been in talks over joint custody of Peter Parker, a.k.a. Spider-Man. As of last night, the rumors are true—and Marvel is now free to make a SuperHusbands movie with Peter as the son* their own Spider-Man movie, and have him join with other familiar Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU) characters in other films.

According to Mashable:
An all-new Spider-Man (not starring Andrew Garfield) will appear in an as-of-yet undisclosed Disney/Marvel film, while a standalone Spidey movie will stay at Sony, though Marvel Studios will have a hand in the reboot of the reboot (also without Garfield).

Amy Pascal, who oversaw the franchise for 13 years before stepping down last week as co-chair of Sony, will co-produce the standalone Spider-Man film with Marvel Studios chief Kevin Feige. That film already has a date: July 28, 2017.

Look at that release date again: It's just over a year from now, and yes, it is sending major ripples through plans that Marvel announced back in October: No less than four films that Marvel Studios already had in the pipeline are being pushed back to make room for Spidey.

Thor: Ragnarok, originally scheduled for July 28, 2017, moves back three months to November 3, 2017. Black Panther, originally set for for November 3, 2017, moves back eight months to July 6, 2018. Captain Marvel, originally set for July 6, 2018, moves back four months to November 2, 2018. And Inhumans, set for November 2, 2018, moves back eight months to July 12, 2019.

Avengers: Infinity War - Part 1, set for May 4, 2018; and Avengers: Infinity War - Part 2 on May 3, 2019, respectively, remain unchanged. Except for the fact that Spider-Man will probably be in them.

I think it's exciting that Spider-Man will be joining up with the rest of the team. What I'm not wholly on board with is the multitude of Spider-Man movies that will all be floating around because of this sharing. The Andrew Garfield-starring reboot of the Toby Maguire movies seemed too soon, and now there's a reboot of that reboot in the works as well as a completely separate movie? I'm a Spidey fan, but that seems like too much Spidey. (Unless one of them is going to be Miles Morales or something ...)

*Here are two more SuperFamily GIF sets, just because: 1, 2.

Also of note:
  • Marvel recently announced a new, all-female Avengers comic series. Who run the world?
  • Last week, a trailer for the new Netflix/Marvel series Daredevil was released. It's dark—both figuratively and literally. Other than that, I'm reserving judgement. I'd like to say it can't be worse than the movie with Ben Affleck, but I that would, sadly, likely be a lie.


  1. The 'delay' in getting Spider-man into the marvel cinematic universe may end up working in Marvel's favor. The comics have already started drifting towards a next generation avengers setup (Falcon as Cap, Whoever the new Thor is, etc). The recent Marvel cartoons (Ultimate Spider-Man, The Avengers: Earth's Mightiest Heroes, and Avengers Assemble) have all treated Spider-man as a junior avenger. Someone who will one day be an Avenger but not quite today.

    As the movies begin to phase out the initial core of heroes.. (I think Iron Man will be the first to go) then there will be room for a maturing Spider-man to step in. Next step in the master plan is going to have to be Wolverine.

  2. As someone who isn't a big Spidey fan I definitely concur with TOO MUCH SPIDERMAN. I thought the Andrew Garfield reboots were too soon, and the fact they are making MORE reboots seems quite unnecessary. I'd rather they just change actors and move along than continually reboot and reboot. Oy.

  3. Again, I'm so glad you're around, because that makes a whole lot of sense. I can definitely see them taking the road you're laying down here.

  4. I love Andrew as Peter, but I'm not a huge fan of his movies. I'd like to see him join the team, though, but maybe not have his own third franchise?

  5. Hold on to your grains of salt for my opinions though. My "How I would Do a Wonder Woman TV Show" theory goes so far off the rails that I feel it calls my other opinions into question ;-)

  6. Haha, well. We've all got quirks. ;)