It’s easy to get confused about the Sony/Marvel deal that went down a few months ago. But to sum things up, Sony still has the rights to Spider-Man, they’re just now sharing the character with Marvel and people from the Marvel camp will be acting as producers on the films. This means we will get Spider-Man in the MCU and we will also possibly see Marvel characters appear in Sony’s Spider-Man movies.
The Hollywood Reporter recently talked to Kevin Feige a little bit about the Sony/Marvel relationship.
After Civil War, how much will Marvel be involved in Sony’s Spider-Man movie?
FEIGE Well, we’re producing it for Sony. It’s exciting, and we’re treating it like we treat all of our films. To try to make the best version now of Spider-Man and a version of Spider-Man that inhabits this universe that we’ve created. We’re in lockstep with [Sony Motion Picture Group chairman] Tom Rothman and [producer] Amy Pascal at every turn.
So some of your Marvel characters will show up in the Sony Spider-Man movies?
FEIGE Specifics of the story aside, the agreement that has been made between Sony and Marvel is that we could do that.
Do you risk giving up any of your autonomy by working with Sony?
FEIGE Without getting into the contracts, it’s definitely a Sony picture, produced by Marvel Studios. We’ve been working with each other for a number of months now. It’s been just as healthy as any of our internal discussions. We just look at it as having additional team members. We wouldn’t want to do it if we couldn’t do it in the way we’ve done all the other movies, and I think that’s what Sony wants from us.
Feige is known for keeping things secret and he plays coy when asked about Marvel characters appearing in a solo Spider-Man film. Still he quick says “specifics of the story aside” when asked about which could be a sign that there’s already a plan in place for some crossovers.
As we reported yesterday, Tom Holland is the new Peter Parker/Spider-Man and the next Spider-Man solo film is set for release on July 28,2017.