After years of Marvel fighting for the rights of Spider-Man with Sony Pictures, they recently came to an agreement. Fans around the world ignited when they heard the news that Spider-Man would be introduced into the Marvel Cinematic Universe starting with Captain America 3: Civil War. On June 23rd, Sony Pictures and Marvel announced that they finally found their new Spider-Man, Tom Holland. This British actor isn’t a superstar, but the studios believe he will be able to pull off a younger version of Spider-Man that the world will love.
Spider-Man is one of Marvel’s most beloved characters, but Sony Pictures has owned the rights for decades. Sony rebooted the Spider-Man series in 2012 with Andrew Garfield playing Peter Parker in The Amazing Spider-Man, and they released the sequel in 2014. The reboot films had mixed reviews from fans, but Sony finally realized that they could make a lot more money by merging with the Marvel Cinematic Universe and introducing Spider-Man to The Avengers series.
James Dondero recently shared on facebook the fact that since 2008, Marvel Cinematic Universe has been creating an epic series of stand-alone films with the different members of The Avengers, which eventually lead to a movie that merged them all together. Fans are mostly excited about Spider-Man finally joining MCU because he played a huge part in one of the most popular storylines in the comic books, the Civil War.