“Five movies? I can barely keep it together!” ©Marvel Studios/Sony Pictures

There was a bit of kerfuffle between Marvel and Sony recently, with Sony Pictures Entertainment head Amy Pascal claiming that the Spider-Man spinoff movies might tie into the Marvel Cinematic Universe. This was swiftly debunked by Marvel Studios head Kevin Feige, who said that only Spider-Man would be a part of the MCU for now.

But in a recent interview with the Toronto Sun, Feige made it clear that there are big plans for the webslinger in the MCU. According to Feige, Spider-Man: Homecoming will be the second of a five-movie arc for Peter Parker:

“We are looking at a five-movie storyline — Civil War, Homecoming, Avengers: Infinity War, untitled Avengers, Homecoming 2 — or whatever we end up calling it — as an amazing five-story journey for Peter Parker. In the way that the events of Civil War directly inform the opening of Homecoming and his state of mind as he goes back to high school, so too will the events of the next two Avengers movies as he continues with high school.

This original 22-movie arc ends with the untitled Avengers in May of 2019 and then two months later it will be Peter and Spider-Man (on July 5, 2019) that usher us into the aftermath and how things proceed from there.”

Quite frankly, it’s wonderful to hear that Spider, Marvel Comics’ flagship character, will be in the MCU for a long time to come. It’s just a pity that his bete noir Venom, who’ll be played by Tom Hardy, will exist in a different cinematic universe.
Spider-Man’s next MCU appearance will come in Avengers: Infinity War, followed by Avengers 4.

Catch Spiderman: Homecoming in Singapore theatres and in IMAX® 3D starting this Thursday, July 6.