True Believers were truly caught off guard early this week when Marvel Studios and Sony Pictures Entertainment announced that they would be co-producing the next Spider-Man film together. And on top of that, the newest incarnation of the friendly neighborhood web-slinger will also appear in the Marvel Cinematic Universe before starring in the movie scheduled for July 28, 2017. However, that date had already been claimed by the God of Thunder’s third film when the House of Ideas revealed their upcoming Phase Three movies. So what sort of shuffling will Disney have to do to accommodate for the recent addition of the wall-crawler? Some people won’t be very happy with the answer.
According to Deadline, Disney has pushed back a few of its Marvel Studios films in order to make room for Spider-Man. With Peter Parker moving into the spot occupied by ‘Thor: Ragnarok,’ the Asgardian will move to November 3, 2017. ‘Black Panther,’ which previously held that date, will be moved to July 6, 2018 while ‘Captain Marvel’ goes to November 2, 2018. Finally, ‘Inhumans’ takes a spot after ‘Avengers: Infinity War Part 2’ on July 12, 2019, repeating the precedent set by ‘Ant-Man’ that finds a phase not ending with another team up of Earth’s Mightiest Heroes.
Though many changes have been made to the MCU line up, nothing is really affected since these films are barely even past the scriptwriting stage. However, as happy as people are that Spidey is coming home to Marvel, it is a huge bummer that we have to wait even longer to experience Carol Danvers on the big screen. Despite seeing great female characters like Black Widow, Lady Sif, Pepper Potts, and Peggy Carter on the big screen alongside (and in some cases, outshining) Captain America, Iron Man, and Thor, many have been clamoring for a female-led superhero film. We’re still getting ‘Captain Marvel,’ but the wait is just unbearable sometimes. On the bright side, it is possible that Carol will get introduced in ‘Avengers: Infinity War Part 1’ before spinning off into her own film in 2018, similar to what’s happening with Chadwick Boseman’s T’Challa and ‘Captain America: Civil War.’. Either way, there are definitely some interesting things in store for the Marvel Cinematic Universe.
What do you think about Marvel Studios and Disney shuffling around Phase Three to accommodate Sony and Spider-Man? Are you disappointed to hear that ‘Thor: Ragnarok’, ‘Black Panther’, ‘Captain Marvel’, and ‘Inhumans’ got pushed back? Share your thoughts in the comments below.