Marvel Studios chief Kevin Feige is in agreement with the rest of the world: even though it doesn't play into the larger Marvel Cinematic Universe, he says Spider-Man 2 is one of the best superhero movies ever made.
“Right now, it’s all about producing the new stand-alone Spider-Man movie,” Feige told Superhero Hype when asked about the status of the current Spider-Man plans. “That’s what Sony is focused on. That’s what we’re focused on, and whatever happened before that or after that, sort of remains to be seen, but it’s all about producing the best Spider-Man movie we can, certainly within the Sony Universe.”
Asked about the previous incarnations of the character onscreen and how they might play into Marvel's thinking, Feige responded, “We’re going to have it be its own thing but some of those Spider-Man films… I think Spider-Man 2 is one of the best superhero movies ever, so that’s a lot to live up to.”
Marvel and Sony's Spider-Man film is due in theaters in July 2017; you can check out more release dates, and when you might see Spidey in Captain America: Civil War, here.