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We've reached the point where multiple Marvel films will debut within a given calendar year, and everyone has his or her favorite. With Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 now out in theaters (and making a killing at the box office), even the cast members of Marvel's latest hit has started to set their sights towards the bright future of the MCU. In fact, Dave Bautista recently opened up about the future of the Marvel Cinematic Universe, and explained that he's most excited to see what Tom Holland and Jon Watts manage to accomplish with Spider-Man: Homecoming. Bautista said:
Spider-Man is the one I'm really looking forward to. I love that kid -- I love Tom Holland. I also love that they're staying so true to the comics with this whole series and I think that's because Marvel Studios has gotten involved. I think before, I think it was Sony who had control. And I think they're doing a partnership now, but I think they will -- I don't know this for sure -- but I think they're going to re-acquire Spider-Man.
Dave Bautista's recent comments to Screen Rant mirror what most die hard Marvel fans are currently feeling. Tom Holland's take on Spider-Man proved to be a fan-favorite aspect of Captain America: Civil War when that film debuted last year, and the promise of a genuinely faithful Spider-Man story handled by the deft hands of the folks at Marvel is nothing if not promising. After all, this is the studio that made a comic book movie about a walking tree and a talking raccoon into a bonafide blockbuster property; bringing Spider-Man back to the big leagues should be a cinch.
However, there's one other aspect of Dave Bautista's recent remarks that deserve specific attention: the fact that he thinks the rights to Spider-Man will ultimately return to Marvel at some point in the near future. Bautista obviously doesn't have a hand in any of the high-level creative decisions that go on behind the scenes at Marvel, but for him to have faith in that long-awaited result is an enticing prospect. Marvel Studios has developed a well-earned reputation for handling its characters with tender love and care (considerably more than Sony), so the idea that Peter Parker may soon fall under the complete creative control of the comic book giant suggests some significant developments on the horizon for the MCU. Again, this has not received any sort of confirmation, but the idea of it happening is too good to ignore.
Check out a trailer for Spider-Man: Homecoming below for a closer look at the Web Head's first ever solo movie in the Marvel Cinematic Universe:
For now, you can catch Dave Bautista as Drax in Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2, which is now in theaters. Tom Holland's Spider-Man will make his next on-screen appearance when Spider-Man: Homecoming debuts in theaters on July 7, and the two fan-favorite Marvel characters will meet for the very first time when The Avengers: Infinity War premieres on May 4, 2018.