Earlier this week, Amy Pascal (previously a Sony exec when the Spidey deal went through) claimed in an interview that Sony’s Spidey extended universe would take place in the same universe as the Marvel Cinematic Universe. Cue many studio exec heads exploding.
But after quite a bit of back and forth, head of Marvel Studios Kevin Feige has finally confirmed that for now, their plans will only involve the webslinger:
“Right now, Spidey is in the MCU and it’s just Spidey. Civil War, Homecoming, we’ve already shot a lot of Tom Holland’s scenes in the upcoming Avengers films, and we’re just starting to solidify our plans for Homecoming 2 – we won’t call it that, whatever it is – which is exciting because it’ll be the first MCU movie after untitled Avengers in 2019. It’ll be the way Civil War informed everything in Homecoming, those movies will launch him off into a very new cinematic universe at that point. Those five movies are what we’re focusing on.”
The key words here are “right now”, which means that it’s still possible that the two movie universes might crossover in the future. But for now, Spider-Man is confirmed to be appearing in the aforementioned Avengers: Infinity War as well as two planned sequels to Spider-Man: Homecoming. Beyond that, it’s anybody’s guess.
To be frank, I’m a bit tired of the to-ing and fro-ing, and right now I’m just looking forward to what’s in store when Homecoming finally gets released in theatres.
Spider-Man: Homecoming opens in Singapore on July 2
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