As part of the infamous Sony hacks from last month, the public learned that the studio had been in talks with Marvel about Spider-Man appearing in next year’s ‘Captain America: Civil War’. However, nothing seemed to come from those discussions besides the revelation that both sides are at least open to talking about it. Now a new rumor has emerged that states that the web-slinger could actually end up making an appearance in the Marvel Cinematic Universe towards the end of Phase Three as opposed to the beginning.
After dropping some extremely massive spoilers about the fates of the MCU’s biggest names like Captain America, Iron Man, and Thor, a new report from Latino Review (who can be hit or miss with their scoops) says that “the Sony deal went through” for Spider-Man to join Earth’s Mightiest Heroes in the 2018 blockbuster ‘Avengers: Infinity War Part 1.’ Ideally, the House of Ideas would have had the wall-crawling alter ego of a young Peter Parker (meaning not Andrew Garfield or Tobey Maguire) pop up in the Sentinel of Liberty’s next solo film, but ‘Infinity War’ works out because “that was the next logical place to insert him after they missed the window to logically include him in ‘Civil War.’” No details were included about how Spidey would be introduced, but there was mention that he would come back for Part Two of the massive Phase Three finale in 2019.
When approached for a comment on this matter, Disney declined a response, but Comic Book Resources tells us that Sony Pictures denied the report by saying it was an “old rumor” with “no validity whatsoever.” But studio comments aside, I’m inclined to firmly place this in the rumor column anyway until a more reliable outlet breaks the news. But even if this was going to happen, I highly doubt that the studios would spoil the surprise this far out from the film’s release date. So while we anxiously await the word on if Spider-Man is actually appearing in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, share your thoughts and theories on the possibility in the comments below.