Our Spider-sense is tingling in anticipation!
In a HUGE deal, Marvel just announced that Spider-Man is joining the Marvel Cinematic Universe. While the next chapter of the franchise will be released by Sony on July 28, 2017, the character will debut in a Marvel film prior to his next solo flick.
Marvel's press release touts a "new" Spidey and a "new creative direction," meaning Andrew Garfield is likely out.
Marvel Studios head Kevin Feige and Amy Pascal will co-produce the next standalone film, which could also see characters like Iron Man, Thor or Captain America pop up to help the webslinger.
The new Spider-Man film seriously alters the timeline for Marvel's future releases, which have all been pushed back.
"Thor: Ragnarok," which was originally supposed to come out on July 28, 2017, will now hit theaters November 3, 2017. "Black Panther" follows on July 6, 2018, with "Captain Marvel” on November 2 and "Inhumans” on July 12, 2019. The May 4, 2018 and May 3, 2019 dates for "Avengers: Infinity War Part 1" and "Part 2" remain unchanged.
With filming for "Captain America: Civil War" scheduled to begin next month, it's likely that'll be the film we first meet the new Spidey. Peter Parker has a huge part in the original comic arc, which features many famous superheroes revealing their secret identities.
The question now: Who will play him?!? Sound off below with your choices. Sorry, Andrew.