It started, not unlike that Lindsay Lohan song, as just a rumor.
Everyone wanted to kill my buzz—no one wanted me to have any excitement over a rumor. Every time I posted about it someone would say something like, “I hope you know it’s just a rumor” or “Don’t write about a rumor.”
But, I was excited. Very excited. Maybe too excited.
Because, again, it was just a rumor.
So, relax, Ian.
The bad news first: we can almost bank on never seeing the handsome handsome Andrew Garfield as Spider-Man again. Which is a shame because I think he’s a really great Peter Parker. He and Emma Stone are the Gwen and Peter we deserved.
Amazing Spider-Man 2 was a complete fucking abortion of a movie. It was almost as bad as all three of the Tobey Maguire movies combined. Electro belonged in Batman & Robin as one of Mr. Freeze’s henchmen. Rhino belonged in a really shitty cartoon—and Green Goblin should’ve been the villain throughout the whole movie. That being said—I cried like a baby when Gwen fell to her death (I TOLD YOU THERE WERE SPOILERS WHY ARE YOU STILL READING IF YOU DIDN’T KNOW).
So, remember how the Sony leak told us that Marvel and Sony had been in negotiations for Spider-Man to appear in Captain America: Civil War? Then we were to believe that Spider-Man might actually appear in the Marvel movies—just not the one we had hoped/expected. He was rumored to make his appearance in Avengers: Infinity War Part 1. Which would’ve made sense since the storyline for The Infinity Gauntlet is basically Thanos killing every hero—so, Marvel would need a lot of heroes for Thanos to kill/to eventually defeat him.
But, it’s just a rumor, Ian. Stop being so excited.
That was then.
This is now.
Marvel has officially announced that Spider-Man will become part of the Marvel Cinematic Universe. Sony and Marvel have hugged it out/realized they both can make lots of money by working together and now Spider-Man will appear in Marvel movies and Marvel owned characters will appear in Spider-Man movies. The new deal is that Sony will “finance, distribute, own and have final creative control of the Spider-Man films,” while the next Spider-Man movie (scheduled for 2017) will, “be co-produced by Kevin Feige and his expert team at Marvel and Amy Pascal, who oversaw the franchise launch for the studio 13 years ago.”
Marvel has even announced a new updated schedule for their films (in which they moved Spider-Man to the front-ish of the line).
My only hope is we don’t get another Spider-Man origin story. The rumors are that he will make his first appearance in Captain America: Civil War (aka one of my most favorite Marvel storylines of all-time)—and I really hope it’s true. I also would love if we got Miles Morales instead of Peter Parker. I don’t need to see Uncle Ben die (again) nor do I need to hear anyone say anything about power and responsibility (again).
Miles Morales as Spider-Man would help bring much needed diversity to the Marvel Cinematic Universe and make for a fun ::ahem:: NEW take on the Spider-Man story. Miles is one of the best-written teenage superheroes in Marvel comics (rivaled only by nation treasure The Young Avengers). And, yes, he’s from the Ultimate Universe but so is the Nick Fury from the movies (who they changed in the 616 Marvel Comics Universe only recently).
Long story short: I’m feeling great about the future of Marvel movies right now.
TAKE THAT, EVERYONE WHO WAS A NEGATIVE FAN-PERSON AND ROLLED THEIR EYES AT MY EXCITEMENT.
This also means we get all the Spider-family characters in the Marvel Cinematic Universe: Silk, Spider-Gwen, Spider-Woman (who I'm not 100% sure was owned by Sony before), Venom, Carnage, Spider-girl, etc. We could possibly see Agent Vemon actually join the Guardians of the Galaxy! We could even see my personal fave, Anya Corazon/Spider-Girl/Arana, on the big screen taking part in an Avengers mission!
Is everyone as excited as I am? Who would YOU want to see playing the new Spider-Man? And which version of Spidey would you want to see on the big screen?
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