Spider-Man Returns to Marvel; New Movie Coming in 2017

Spider-Man Returns to Marvel; New Movie Coming in 2017
In a superhero reunion of sorts, Sony Pictures Entertainment has announced a new deal with Marvel Studios that brings new Spider-Man movies into the Marvel cinematic universe.

The next Spider-Man film will hit theaters on July 28, 2017.

Sony has owned the feature rights to Spider-Man since 1999, when Marvel sold the comic book hero for $7 million.

Sony and Marvel will cast a new Spider-Man after Andrew Garfield starred in the last two superhero films, “The Amazing Spider-Man” and “The Amazing Spider-Man 2.” Tobey Maguire previously portrayed Peter Parker in three films for Sony.

Marvel’s Kevin Feige will produce the rebooted Spidey with Amy Pascal, who recently stepped down as co-chairman of Sony in a new producer deal. She oversaw the $4 billion Spider-Man franchise for over 13 years at the studio.

According to Monday’s announcement, Sony will continue to distribute, finance, own and have final creative control of the Spider-Man pics.

They’ll work with Marvel,
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