Marvel has announced today that Sony’s Spider-Man franchise will start including Marvel’s Cinematic Universe. Longtime fans will note that Marvel had sold the Spider-Man movie rights to Sony because Marvel was being close to bankruptcy.


Since then, Sony took Spider-Man and created a movie juggernaut, spawning at least 5 blockbuster movies. Marvel was also at work too, engineering the biggest tie-in movie franchise in cinematic history.


But the Marvel press release did give some tasty news. The next Spider-Man is planed to be released on July 28, 2017, co-produced by Kevin Feige (Marvel) and Amy Pascal (Sony), and will take a new direction. Sony will still finance, distribute, and have creative control over the web slinger.


Check out the full press conference here.

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