The Marvel Cinematic Universe is ready to hit Phase Three, but there has already been a bit of shifting, according to Marvel Studios president Kevin Feige. When the plans were revealed back in October, Spider-Man wasn’t a part of the deal and now he will be in Captain America: Civil War to begin his storyline. One big question was just what would be capable in the deal struck with Sony and could there be crossovers?
Feige actually had a sit-down interview with The Hollywood Reporter, and he spilled a lot more information than he usually would. That was where he touched on Spidey now being a part of the Marvel Movie world and needing to change things up a bit.
“Well, we already shifted once. Spider-Man wasn’t part of that announcement when we made it in October. So there’s always room to shift. But since we shifted the release dates a couple of months ago when the Sony agreement was announced, that’s the plan we’re very much headed toward, with Civil War being the first part of that. We go into production on Doctor Strange in November. The next Guardians of the Galaxy starts shooting around February of next year. The Spider-Man film soon after that. The thirdThor film right about the same time. And we’re already beginning to prep: We’ve announced the writers and directors [Anthony and Joe Russo] for Avengers: Infinity War 1 and 2.”
As Marvel has done throughout Phase One and Phase Two with all Marvel movies, there have been numerous crossovers. Yes, Spider-Man will appear in Civil War, but did the deal with Sony allow Feige and his powerful friends to have crossovers in a shared universe?
“Specifics of the story aside, the agreement that has been made between Sony and Marvel is that we could do that.”
With that being said, it was just recently revealed that young Tom Holland won the role of Peter Parker/Spider-Man. That was just two days ago, and already, Holland has been told to “report immediately” to the set of Captain America: Civil War.
The third film in the Captain America franchise has already begun filming and is set for a release date of May 6, 2016. The first new stand-alone Spider-Man movie with Holland in the lead role will join the Marvel Cinematic Universe on July 28, 2017.
Many questions remain as to who will side with who in Civil War, but there was always that one big missing part. Now, Marvel and Sony have a deal for Spider-Man to join the fun and bring about some crossovers as well. The MCU just keeps on getting bigger.
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