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Has the deal gone through? Is Spider-man coming back to Marvel?

January 14th, 2015 by Marc 3 Comments


Remember last month when all the Sony Hack things were bouncing all over the internet? And there was much talk about Marvel wanting Spider-man back so they could have him in the MCU? And remember there was going to be a Spider-man summit in January between Marvel and Sony to decide the fate of web head (here)?

Well, Latino Review‘s Dave Gonzalez is saying that the summit has already happened and Spider-man is coming home. Not only that, but he knows where Spidey will fit in and what the outcome of Phase 3 of the MCU will be in clouding Thor: Ragnarok, Civil War, Black Panther, Dr Strange and the whole MCU, really.




Gonzalez claims to know things, though he does also say that we may think he’s making it all up. Whatever the outcome, it does make compelling reading and we’ve heard rumours supporting some of it already.

Though, for us, right now the most important part is ‘is Spidey coming home?’. We sure as hell hope he’s on the money with this part; the rest will come.

Proceed with caution… and an open mind.

Avengers: Age of Ultron introduces a new group of Avengers lead by Captain America. Still think Hulk’s gonna be in space.

“Captain America: Civil War exposes that Bucky killed Howard Stark, Iron Man and Captain America fight, Tony Stark is discouraged, Black Panther is introduced, Crossbones kills Steve Rogers at the end of the film, giving us a nice big cliffhanger from Marvel Studios’ two most profitable characters (Iron Man and Captain America). Since I’m so vague on what happens to Iron Man, but I’m pretty sure he can’t be flitting in and out of other Phase 3 movies without reducing the impact of his future return, let’s just say he’ll also be in space.

“Doctor Strange hits and I really think Marvel will avoid polluting this movie with too much crossover as they have to introduce the Astral Plane. But I do think Doctor Strange is on the short list for who will lead the New Avengers in Cap’s absence.

“Thor: Ragnarok will kill a lot of Asgardians, resurrect some of them, and Thor will end up in some sort of prison (described to me as a “galactic prison,” but I don’t know if that means not in Asgard or what).

“Cap’s dead, Thor’s gone, there are still Avengers, we take a break from the Earth’s problems for Guardians of the Galaxy 2, then return for Black Panther. It’s interesting that we’re going to need a new leader for The Avengers and the Black Panther is going to be introduced in a movie where The Winter Soldier’s dirty laundry will be aired. I’m not saying I know anything about this movie, but I wouldn’t be surprised if it includes more Avengers than the title suggests. They mystic nature of the Black Panther also allows Strange to pop up here if they want. But a New Avengers is being formed (not THE New Avengers from the comics, just SOME New Avengers).”

OK, so he’s spoiling Phase 3… but now we get to spidey:”Which brings us to May 4th, 2018 – Avengers: Infinity Wars Part 1. Here’s what I understand: Steve Rogers is not in this movie. He is dead. Thor is not in this movie, he is imprisoned. Spider-Man IS in this movie, the Sony deal went through.

“I’m told we’ll see an MCU Spider-Man in Infinity Wars Part 1, as that was the next logical place to insert him after they missed the window to logically include him in Civil War.

“It’s sounding like Infinity War Part 1 will be the first true test of our New Avengers team: Quicksilver, Scarlet Witch, Vision, Black Panther, Dr. Strange, Ant-Man, Wasp, Captain Marvel, Luke Cage, Daredevil, Iron Fist, Jewel/Power Woman, ANY of the New Inhumans, ANY of the classic Inhumans, ANY of the Guardians of the Galaxy and ANY Cosmic Marvel characters Guardians chooses to send to Earth…oh, and Spider-Man). However, Infinity Wars Part 1 won’t include any of our classic Phase 1 and 2 Avengers because…

“…they’ll all return in Infinity Wars Part 2.

“Yup, even freaking dead Steve Rogers it looks like.”

So, what do you guys think? Is he full of baloney? We think a lot of this would make sense and could see it happening, but we guess only time will tell.



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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….