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Spider-Man Web Swings Into the Marvel Cinematic Universe

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The battle between Sony Pictures and Marvel Studios over the use of one the most beloved comic characters of all time is over.  Sony Pictures has agreed to lend the web-head to the Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU) and he is set to debut next year in Captain America: Civil War.  This will be a new film iteration of Spider-Man taking a departure from both the Sam Raimi and Marc Webb interpretations.  Marvel Studios president Kevin Feige, the mastermind behind the record breaking MCU films, has long sought to add Spidey to their film universe.  Spider-Man will finally get the MCU makeover and presentation that many fans have been begging for.

What has always intrigued me about the MCU is how Marvel Studios has been so successful in creating captivating film representations that remain loyal to the substance and mythos of the source material, without alienating comic fans.  Spider-Man is arguably one of the most important characters to the genre and the fanboy in me anxiously awaits the first snarky one-liner to Robert Downey Jr.’s Tony Stark or Chris Evans’ Captain America.  This is a character that franchises have been built upon and surely he will bring an entire Spidey-universe to the world of the MCU.  This also sheds at least a glimmer of hope into the hearts of comic book faithful that if Sony lending Spider-Man is a success, perhaps Fox will eventually be willing to lend one if not all of the X-Men to the MCU.  What comic fan hasn’t dreamed of seeing X-Men vs. Avengers on the big screen?

What are you most excited to see from the new Spider-Man played by Tom Holland (Billy Elliot)?