While we were all sleeping, potentially the greatest news of all-time hit the airwaves: Marvel and Sony have set aside their differences and are working together to bring Spider-Man into the cinematic universe of the Avengers! The new Spider-Man will likely make his first appearance in the already superhero-packed Captain America: Civil War before getting his next solo outing on the big screen in 2017. Better still, there are talks about getting current MCU characters into those films as well!
Here's there exact wording from the press release:
Marvel and Sony Pictures are also exploring opportunities to integrate characters from the MCU into future Spider-Man films.
That's a huge detail! However, the entire landscape of the Marvel movies has dramatically changed over the course of one film — The Winter Soldier — and it looks like that will happen twice more in Avengers: Age of Ultron and Civil War. Considering what we know and what’s been rumored about what’s coming, what are the odds that some of our favorite MCU characters will be popping up in a Spider-Man movie? Dare we ask, will the odds be in their favor?
Spoilers for Marvel's comics, and the MCU, are sprinkled throughout this feature. You have been warned!
Iron ManIron Man and Spider-Man have many commonalities, including their genius intellect, and the two have worked together a lot in the comics after the web-slinger became a member of The Avengers. While Tony Stark has his vast armory (though it was blown up for the most part in Iron Man 3), there have been various Spidey suits introduced over the years, including some higher-tech ones of alternate realities. However, given that we most likely won’t see Spider-Man until Captain America: Civil War, which sees Stark and Steve Rogers on opposite sides of a political war of superheroes, it doesn’t seem all too likely that Iron Man would appear in a solo Spider-Man movie.
In the comics, Peter Parker originally sides with Iron Man, who believes all super-powered beings need to reveal themselves to the government and report to S.H.I.E.L.D., but he later reveals the error of his ways and switches to Cap's side. If the films follow the same trajectory, then we could see Spider-Man as a fugitive afterwards, and the fact that he’s avoiding Stark doesn’t bode too well for future Iron Man-Spider-Man crossovers.
Odds He'll Team With Spider-Man: 0/5