This week, Marvel made the internet explode by announcing what many fans dreamed would happen, but doubted would ever see the light of day: Spider-Man has officially joined the Marvel Cinematic Universe! Cue geeks worldwide immediately flocking to the internet in their millions, desperate to share their opinion on this landmark development… and yes, I’m aware that I count among that number.
Whether this deal will ultimately prove successful for the companies and audiences alike is yet to be seen, but it’s hard to deny how exciting the news is. After fans resigned themselves to an MCU without Marvel’s flagship character, audiences will finally see Peter Parker interacting with the likes of Iron Man and Black Widow on the big screen.
Undoubtedly, there are those who worry Marvel may have to rethink their plans now that Spider-Man is involved and then there are those who feel like Marvel didn’t need the wallcrawler in the first place… Let’s hope the doubters will be forced to eat their words when Spidey first appears in the upcoming Captain America: Civil War.
For now, though, read on to discover 5 reasons why Spider-Man belongs in the MCU, and feel free to add more in the comments section below. Nuff said!