Last night’s late Spider-Man announcement by Sony and Marvel caught a lot of people by surprise, both that it finally happened and the time it was released. As one would expect, Spider-Man’s inclusion in the Marvel Cinematic Universe is sending ripples through all the current and future Marvel projects. How did it affect the announced release dates?
Here’s the updated schedule:
Captain America: Civil War – May 6, 2016
Doctor Strange – November 4, 2016
Guardians of the Galaxy 2 – May 5, 2017
Spider-Man – July 28, 2017
Thor: Ragnarok – November 3, 2017
Avengers: Infinity War Part 1 – May 4, 2018
Black Panther – July 6, 2018
Captain Marvel – November 2, 2018
Avengers: Infinity War Part 2 – May 3, 2019
Inhumans – July 12, 2019
The first change of course is the solo Spider-Man movie slipping into Thor: Ragnarock‘s previous release date. That caused a ripple effect as Marvel shuffled those back. Now the announcement stated that Spider-Man would appear in one Marvel film before his solo movie. That leaves Captain America: Civil War, Doctor Strange, and Guardians of the Galaxy 2 as the films Spider-Man might make his first appearance… but let’s face it, we all know that Captain America: Civil War is where Spider-Man will finally websling across the big screen with other Marvel Heroes.
The Solo Spider-Man movie could be a reboot, or better still just done in the vein of the Doctor Strange movie which will not be an origin story, but will quickly tell or flashback on how things started. How Spider-Man is used in Captain America: Civil War will certainly affect his first Marvel stand alone film.
The will be more news throughout the day as the fallout of the Spider-man announcement shock-waves settle across the Marvel Cinematic Universe and we’ll bring them to you as soon as they hit.