Rumors Suggest Sony and Marvel Have a Deal in Place for Spider-Man to Join the Avengers

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bill-swift - January 16, 2015

One of the most interesting tidbits to come out of that nasty Sony hack late last year was the possibility of Sony and Marvel working out some sort of deal for Spider-Man to join the Marvel Cinematic Universe.

No really, that was a real possibility. After the utter disappointment of The Amazing Spider-Man 2, Sony put all their Spider-Man plans on hold and started looking for new options. Then they got hacked, and leaked documents confirmed that Marvel wanted to introduce their own non-Andrew Garfield Spider-Man in the next Captain America movie. However, Marvel and Sony couldn't work out a deal in time, so Marvel moved on and developed a Spidey-free script.

But now there's a new development. According to Latino Review—who won't name sources—Sony and Marvel have reached a deal and Spider-Man WILL be in Avengers: Infinity War–Part 1 in 2018.

That's right, nerds. Try not to hyperventilate.

Frankly, right now I give this rumor a 60-40 chance of coming true. On the one hand, LR has been wrong before. On the other hand, this does make sense for everyone involved. Sony knows it blew Spider-Man. However, Spidey can still make Sony money if they lease him back to Marvel. Meanwhile, while I don't want to give too much away, the writing on the wall says Marvel is probably going to need a new superstar to lead the Avengers after Age of Ultron and Civil War. Who better than Marvel's most famous superhero of all time?

Like I said, this is all speculation for now. But we know Sony and Marvel were negotiating before. So if we're lucky, this really will happen.

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