How Spider-Man Joining the MCU Changes Phase 3

Last night we got the amazing news that Spider-man is joining the Marvel Cinematic Universe. Sony will still be producing any stand-alone films, as they haven’t given up the rights on the character, but will coordinate with Marvel for crossovers like the Avengers films.

But we didn’t know a lot about how this would affect Sony’s previously announced plans for the franchise. Now, in the light of day, a lot more details are coming out.

First off, as most of us suspected, Andrew Garfield is out. While he was an excellent Peter Parker, Marvel wants a new actor in the role. Secondly, Sinister Six film is on hold at best and cancelled at worst. Thirdly, we also know that Marvel wants the character to be Peter Parker (sorry Miles Morales fans).

A new stand-alone Spider-man film is still expected, just in July of 2017.

Because of that 2017 film, some of the Marvel Phase 3 films are getting shuffled a bit. This is what Phase 3 Looks like now:

May 6, 2016 – Captain America: Civil War
November 4, 2016 – Doctor Strange
May 5, 2017 – Guardians of the Galaxy 2
July 27, 2017 – Spider-Man
November 3, 2017 – Thor: Ragnarok
May 4, 2018 – The Avengers: Infinity War – Part 1
July 6, 2018 – Black Panther
November 2, 2018 – Captain Marvel
May 3, 2019 – The Avengers: Infinity War – Part 2
July 12, 2019 – Inhumans

All in all, it’s an exciting shift to the Marvel Cinematic Universe, but I will admit, I am a bit disappointed that we likely won’t see a Black Cat movie now.

Trae Dorn

Trae Dorn has been staffing conventions for over twenty years, and is a co-founder of Wisconsin’s longest running Anime convention No Brand Con. Trae also writes and draws the webcomics UnCONventional and The Chronicles of Crosarth, which leads many to ask when the hell they have time to actually do anything anymore. Trae says they have the time because they “do it all quite poorly.”