It’s been one hell of a day for Marvel fans, who were treated to an exciting announcement outlining all of Marvel’s Phase Three films. This includes solo pics for Doctor Strange, Black Panther, Captain Marvel and The Inhumans to go along with Captain America: Civil War, Thor: Ragnarok and a two-part Avengers: Infinity War. However, one iconic and beloved Marvel comics character was left out of the party completely: Spider-Man.
Of course, I know why Spider-Man wasn’t even mentioned, as the character is currently owned by Sony Pictures. But following the recent rumors that the web slinger would be joining a future Avengers film, I was kind of hoping that universes would collide for this one.
After the big Marvel Event, studio head Kevin Feige answered a multitude of questions about Marvel’s plans for Phase Three, including whether or not there was any weight to the Spider-Man rumors. The character does play a major role in the Civil War comic book storyline, after all, so now would be the perfect time to bring him into the fold and team him up with Earth’s Mightiest Heroes.
Feige’s response was, while not a flat-out denial, a not at all surprising dodge:
“Anything that wasn’t specifically and obviously revealed today is either not true at all, or still a rumor until it’s worked out.”
While it would be easy to read into that as a sign that Marvel and Sony simply haven’t “worked out” a way to bring Spider-Man from one franchise to another, it’s probably not going to happen. After all, it sounds like the Black Panther character will take Spider-Man’s place in the Civil War storyline and be forced to choose between siding with Steve Rogers or Tony Stark in Captain America: Civil War, so it’s not like Marvel really needs to figure out a way to get the Web Head from Sony’s cold hard grasp.
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