Finally, Spider-Man is coming to the MCU (Marvel Cinematic Universe). In a blockbuster announcement, Sony Pictures and Marvel Studios have cut a deal. Basically, Spider-Man gets to be in Marvel/Disney team-up films, and Sony gets the creative control over Spidey's solo outings
Now for the sad news, with this announcement, Andrew Garfield has been fired. Emma Stone's Gwen Stacy died for no reason. We'll never get the pay-off from that moment. We'll never see Garfield vs. DeHaan and his lackeys. We'll never know how Giamatti goes to the bathroom in that updated version of the Ace Ventura Rhino costume. And most importantly, we'll never know the untold story.
Marvel has stated they wanted to reboot the character to fit into the MCU and not retcon the Sony version of the character to fit into their ongoing story. Andrew Garfield, you're out. So let the fantasy casting begin...
We've heard from the studio that they will be moving forward with the Peter Parker version, so we're sorry Donald Glover, no Miles Morales version...yet. Still, Glover could very easily play Parker. If Michael B. Jordan is Johnny Storm and Kristen Wiig is Peter Venkman (they are keeping the same characters, right?), then I vote for Donald Glover as the new Spider-Man.
So, you're going to hear names like Dylan O'Brien, Taron Egerton, Logan Lerman, and Daniel Radcliffe all being used in lists of potential actors to be cast. There is always a wildcard and that's probably Kayne West. Marvel also likes to reuse actors from the Fantastic Four, so maybe Miles Teller could be a possibility. Another longshot is Ty Simpkins. We already saw his character in the MCU as Harley Keener...but what if they pull a Mandarin twist and he was always Peter Parker.
The other news that broke with this announcement was that certain MCU films were pushed back to allow for Sony's solo Spider-Man film. That means we have to wait even longer for the Black Panther and Captain Marvel. This move concerns me since it was 2006 when the initial "development" of Ant-Man began, and that film will finally hit theaters later this year. So, Black Panther could be pushed back to 2028 if this trend of bringing in more well-known talent continues.
That's all the news I've read on this announcement, so let me know what you think about it in the comments.
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