This year, the Marvel Cinematic Universe will continue to grow with a slew of new films. Much-anticipated projects like Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 will get their debut alongside Thor: Ragnarok. And, of course, everybody's favorite teenage vigilante will be swinging into the the franchise with his own film. This summer, Spider-Man will join the ranks of the MCU with a standalone film after taking part in Captain America: Civil War.
Sony agreed to partner with Marvel Studios on the venture, and it looks like the company is interested in bringing other parts of the Spider-Verse to life. Earlier this month, fans got word that new screenwriters were nabbed for a Venom spin-off along with a premiere date. The news was only compounded today when reports dropped that Sony was developing another spin-off movie featuring Black Cat and Silver Sable.
Naturally, fans are curious as to whether the new spin-offs will have anything to do with the MCU or not. However, according to Borys Kit, it does not look like the two projects will trace back to Marvel's expansive world.
Taking to Twitter, Kit answered a fan question about the Spider-Verse features that has some feeling a bit down. As a writer for The Hollywood Reporter, the journalist was asked if the spin-offs are part of the MCU since Kit was the one to exclusively break news about Sony's newest movie. Here is what Kit had to say:
"These movies are NOT part of the MCU. Kevin Feige NOT involved."
Well, there you have it. Of course, fans may want to take the report with a grain of salt until Sony lays down an official confirmation, but many were expecting this sort of answer.
After all, the terms of Sony's partnership with Marvel Studios weren't made public. The studios have said time and again that they've worked well with each other, but Sony is no doubt interested in bolstering its own competitive cinematic world. Spider-Man will get some needed help finding its legs after two previous film franchises failed to launch as well as the MCU. If Sony gets a rhythm down with Tom Holland's take on Spider-Man, then the company opens itself up to one lucrative future.
The official Spider-Man: Homecoming synopsis is listed below.
A young Peter Parker/Spider-Man (Tom Holland), who made his sensational debut in Captain America: Civil War, begins to navigate his newfound identity as the web-slinging super hero in Spider-Man: Homecoming. Thrilled by his experience with the Avengers, Peter returns home, where he lives with his Aunt May (Marisa Tomei), under the watchful eye of his new mentor Tony Stark (Robert Downey, Jr.). Peter tries to fall back into his normal daily routine – distracted by thoughts of proving himself to be more than just your friendly neighborhood Spider-Man – but when the Vulture (Michael Keaton) emerges as a new villain, everything that Peter holds most important will be threatened.
The cast includes Tom Holland, Michael Keaton, Zendaya, Donald Glover, Jacob Batalon, Laura Harrier, Tony Revolori, Tyne Daly, Bokeem Woodbine, with Marisa Tomei, and Robert Downey Jr. It also includes Jon Favreau, Martin Starr, Kenneth Choi, Michael Mando, Selenis Leyva, Isabella Amara, Jorge Lendeborg, Jr., JJ Totah, and Hannibal Buress.
Next up for Marvel is Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 on May 5, 2017. Spider-Man: Homecoming lands on July 7, 2017, followed by Thor: Ragnarok on November 3, 2017. After that Black Panther debuts on February 16, 2018, while Avengers: Infinity War hits theaters on May 4, 2018. Ant-Man and the Wasp is slated for July 6, 2018, followed by Captain Marvel on March 8, 2019.
These movies are NOT part of the MCU. Kevin Feige NOT involved. https://t.co/rwoXHS6uxV— Borys Kit (@Borys_Kit) March 22, 2017