Sony Pictures has now decided to team up with Disney’s Marvel Studio to bring a new character of Spider-Man out for the audience. According to the reports, the new character will first appear in one of the Marvel movies, and later a full-fledged Spider-Man movie will be released by 2017.
After the poor performance of Amazing Spiderman 2, talks of this partnership had started last summer. To which now finally there’s been a confirmation of the two giant production houses coming together to bring the character of Spiderman back to life for its fans. According to the companies, the duo will collaborate on a new creative direction for the web slinger.
Along with Sony Picture’s recently retired Co-chairwoman Amy Pascal, Marvel’s Kevin Feige will join as a producer on the new movie. According to Feige, “Marvel’s involvement will hopefully deliver the creative continuity and authenticity that fans demand from the MCU. I am equally excited for the opportunity to have Spider-Man appear in the MCU, something which both we at Marvel, and fans alike, have been looking forward to for years.”
After the character has been re-launched in one of the Marvel movies, which is most likely to be Captain America: Civil War, Sony will start working on the new Spiderman movie which is scheduled to come out on July 28, 2017. As the Spiderman character was a major player in the comic’s storyline in Captain America, it is the only possibility although no confirmation has yet been made.
Being rival studios, this tie up is a major decision made by Sony, as Spiderman was its most profitable venture. The unsuccessful performance by Amazing Spiderman 2, and Marvel’s unmatched successful line up of action hero flicks, might be the reason of such a tie up.