What?!?!?!?! Is that the proper response to the title of this post? Spider-man joining The Avengers in Marvel’s Cinematic Universe? Could be the case, if HitFix is right. According to them and their sources, Sony may be in negotiations with Disney/Marvel to welcome Spidey into their cinematic universe, meaning he will appear in an Avengers movie. Here is what they had to say:
While I can’t get the confirmations I need to verify the story, I’m hearing that there are some very cool Spider-Man plans being discussed that would help Sony refocus their enormously important franchise while also opening up some connections in the onscreen Marvel movie universe that would blow fandom’s minds. Will it work out? I don’t know. I would love to be able to state for sure that it’s happening. What seems clear from what I’ve heard is that Marvel wants to be able to play with all of their characters, and if they can make that work creatively and on a corporate level, they will, and that means the world gets bigger again.
Straight up goosebumps. I think we all can nod in agreement that after Amazing Spider-Man 2’s mixed reviews, that Sony needs to take a step back and make sure they know what they are doing with their franchise. If this does happen, and Disney/Marvel is nice enough to welcome him into the crew, but everything is up in the air right now. Let me know your happy thoughts about all this.