Marvel Films and Spider-Man together at last

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By Matt Bible | Beckett Non-Sports and Gaming Analyst | Commentary

It’s official. Spidey is coming home.

Late yesterday, Marvel.com announced that they have reached an agreement with Sony Films to bring Spider-Man to the Marvel Cinematic Universe. This is a momentous merger that will greatly impact superhero films for years to come.

The basic outline of the agreement will allow Marvel Films to use Spider-Man in their film franchises, such as The Avengers, Captain America, and Iron Man. This “new Spider-Man” will first appear in a Marvel Films production, which will be followed up by a Sony-produced Spider-Man film. While Marvel is granted access to Spider-Man for cameo and ensemble appearances, Sony still maintains all property rights and final creative control over the character.

Needless to say, this news will have film-goers and fan boys salivating at the possibilities. Will we see Spider-Man in an upcoming Avengers film? Will he have a significant role in the Civil War films? Could we actually see Spider-Man teamed up with Iron Man, Thor, Captain America, and The Hulk?

Also, how will this affect the non-sports card industry? Will Spider-Man be included in any card releases related to the films in which he is to appear? Only time will tell. And, who knows? Perhaps this will lead to other Marvel-based characters, that are owned by other production companies, crossing over into the Marvel Cinematic Universe. Wolverine, The X-Men and The Fantastic Four come to mind.

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Let us know what you think. Leave a comment in the section below and you could win a 2014 Marvel Premier Classic Covers Shadowbox insert of Spider-Man (above). Are you excited for what awaits? In what film would you like to see Spidey make an appearance? Which other Marvel heroes (or villains) would you like to see Spidey interact with the most? Come up with a creative answer and you could win! A winner will be selected before Feb. 20.

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Matt Bible

Matt Bible is the Beckett non-sport analyst and also covers wrestling, MMA, and action figures. A graduate of THE Ohio State University, Matt joined Beckett in 2014. He collects the Rookie Cards of all Ohio State alumni, the Columbus Blue Jackets, and any and all Funko products that complement his taste in pop culture. For any questions or comments, you can email Matt and find him on Instagram.

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11 comments

  1. The Card Investor 10 February, 2015 at 01:44

    Maybe Bruce Banner and Peter Parker will have a meeting of the minds:) I think Spidey would fit best in a new Hulk movie, but personally I’d like to see Spiderman and Wolverine cross paths on screen. They’re clashing personalities would make for an interesting story indeed.

  2. Grillz 10 February, 2015 at 09:34

    i hope they don’t make another origins movie. we know how peter parker became spiderman already for pete’s sake. pun intended.

  3. Gamma Ray 10 February, 2015 at 11:04

    I’d love to see the Kingpin get involved and try to profit from the new world of super heroes and villains. Spider-Man could battle him to bring more of the everyday, ‘common-man’ perspective to the Avengers. Peter Parker would also have a great opportunity to document the new superhero era at the Daily Bugle.

  4. Paul schenck 10 February, 2015 at 13:53

    I think Spiderman should hang out with the Avengers more in movies etc. He would be a great addition if you can get all the characters together..

  5. Kevin St. J 10 February, 2015 at 17:20

    Spider-Man coming to the Marvel Cinematic Universe is exciting news indeed. This opens up the possibility to follow the comic version of the “Civil War” storyline more closely on the big screen and include more of the “Spidey family of characters” into the MCU. It would be great to see some type of after-the-credits cameo in May’s “The Avengers: Age of Ultron” movie to capitalize on yesterday’s announcement, but being part of next year’s “Captain America: Civil War” cast could really weave Spidey in the MCU with some sagely interactions with Captain America (who could remind Peter of Uncle Ben) and perhaps some scientific banter with Tony Stark about the technology of the Iron Man armor and how Peter made web fluid on limited resources. These couple of appearances could set the stage for an over-the-top solo MCU movie of The Spectacular Spider-Man.

  6. David J 10 February, 2015 at 18:30

    This is great news. Hopefully they are able to get the X-Men and have movies that follow more of the comic story lines.

  7. Richard 10 February, 2015 at 19:37

    Nice, as long as they step away from the whole EMO Spiderman thing they’ve done of late.
    They could go real old school and do the Spiderman vs the Avengers due to a mix up, etc.
    It was almost a tradition for a while. :-)

    At least with Disney owning Marvel you know they will have access to all the best writers, etc.
    and given how much money they can mine out of it, I imagine they will do the best they can
    rather than try and do something that is a direct to DVD type product.

  8. Tracy LeVeaux 11 February, 2015 at 23:27

    I think it’s great news except I feel bad for Andrew Garfield. I thought he did a great job with the character. However, it will be awesome seeing Spidey interact with other characters in the MCU. The possibilities are endless!

  9. Anthony C 12 February, 2015 at 01:01

    This is great news! No, this is ‘Spectacular’ news! Spider-man can be used in a lot of scenarios now, and that’s nothing but a positive thing! It’s good for movies and good for the hobby. I cannot wait to see him be part of future projects and releases!

  10. Joe M 13 February, 2015 at 07:16

    Please no reboot! I’d love to see a crossover with the Avengers, maybe just starting with a cameo in one of the stand alone movies and building to another Avengers? Not sure how realistic that would be time-wise but it’s what I would like to see. No matter what, still really anxious to see what is planned!

  11. Matt Bible 20 February, 2015 at 07:39

    Congratulations to Richard Starr. You are the winner of the 2014 Marvel Premier Classic Covers Shadowbox Spider-Man card. Thanks to everyone who participated and be on the lookout for more upcoming non-sports contests and giveaways.

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