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Are you serious?! The Sony Spider-man villains movies ARE based in the MCU again…

June 29th, 2017 by Marc Comments

And here we are. Again. First the Sony movies – Spider-man, Silver And black, Mysterio etc – were part of the MCU (here). Then they weren’t (here) and guess what?

Yeah, now they are again.

Well, sort of.

Once again, talking about how the two movie universes, connected by Spider-Man who is now owned by both studios, Sony boss Amy Pascal and Marvel chief Kevin Feige have been trying to put the whole thing to bed for good.

Understandable, really.

“First, there is Spider-Man happily in the place where he’s supposed to be which is in the Marvel Universe,” says Pascal.

“I think everything comes from that. This is the signpost, the tentpole, the signature and… the other movies that Sony’s going to make, in their relationship to this [MCU] Spider-Man, take place in this [separate Sony] world. Although you’re not going to see them in the Marvel Universe, it’s in the same reality.”

Kevin Feige said that this is the “perfect answer”.

So basically they are related to the MCU in the same way the Netflix and ABC shows are? Nailed it!

But surely a Venom without Spidey movie is, well, a bit silly? “Venom is a character that is closely associated with Spidey and there may be some day where you see them together, you never know,” added Pascal.

Feige added: “never say never”.

Ok, will Spidey appear in the Venom movie? “I can’t say,” answers Pascal.

With Zombieland’s Ruben Fleischer directing the Venom movie Pascal gave hints to the tone of that outing: “Well, Ruben is a very talented, ironic, funny guy. He did a great job with Zombieland, so when you think of that mixed with Venom, I think that tells you what it should be.”

Pascal adds that Spider-man 2 is already being developed with Marvel and will tie almost seamlessly into Avengers: Infinty war Part II (or whatever it’s eventually called: “What I think we should focus on is this Spider-Man who started in Civil War and then has this movie, and then will be in the Avengers movie. And we are starting now the next one which will start a few minutes after Avengers 4 wraps as a story,” Pascal reveals.

Oh and here’s some cool new Spider-man details.

His origins will not be dealt with in the MCU movies, so Marvel are releasing a cool little animated short series that covers all the origin stuff for those of us that need to see it again.

On July 24th, the first episode will air on Disney XD and the Disney YouTube channel, with each subsequent short following on a daily basis. This will lead into an all-new Spidey series on Disney XD.

Here’s a glimpse of the art style:

A young Peter Parker/Spider-Man (Tom Holland), who made his sensational debut in Captain America: Civil War, begins to navigate his newfound identity as the web-slinging super hero in Spider-Man: Homecoming. Thrilled by his experience with the Avengers, Peter returns home, where he lives with his Aunt May (Marisa Tomei), under the watchful eye of his new mentor Tony Stark (Robert Downey, Jr.). Peter tries to fall back into his normal daily routine – distracted by thoughts of proving himself to be more than just your friendly neighborhood Spider-Man – but when the Vulture (Michael Keaton) emerges as a new villain, everything that Peter holds most important will be threatened.

Spider-Man: Homecoming sees Tom Holland and Marisa Tomei reprising their roles from Captain America: Civil War as Peter Parker/Spider-Man and Aunt May, alongside Marvel veterans Robert Downey Jr. as Tony Stark, Jon Favreau as Happy Hogan, Gwyneth Paltrow as Pepper Potts and Chris Evans as Captain America. New additions to the cast include Michael Keaton, Zendaya, Donald Glover, Jacob Batalon, Laura Harrier, Tony Revolori, Bokeem Woodbine, Tyne Daly, Michael Barbieri, Abraham Attah, Hannibal Buress, Kenneth Choi, Angourie Rice, Michael Chernus, Michael Mando, Logan Marshall-Green and Jennifer Connelly.

Spider-Man: Homecoming swans into UK screens on July 5th and US ones on July 7th.

Source: Fandom

Marc is a self-confessed nerd. Ever since seeing Star Wars for the first time around 1979 he’s been an unapologetic fan of the Wars and still believes, with Clone Wars and now Underworld, we are yet to see the best Star Wars. He’s a dad of two who now doesn’t have the time (or money) to collect the amount of toys, comics, movies and books he once did, much to the relief of his long-suffering wife. In the real world he’s a graphic designer. He started Following the Nerd because he was tired of searching a million sites every day for all the best news that he loves and decided to create one place where you can go to get the whole lot. Secretly he longs to be sitting in the cockpit of his YT-1300 Corellian Transport ship with his co-pilot Chewie, roaming the universe, waiting for his next big adventure, but feels just at home watching cartoons with his kids….