Amy Pascal, the former head of Sony Pictures Entertainment, will always be known for the leaked email fiasco that coincided with the release of The Interview. But she should also be remembered for playing a key role in the unprecedented deal struck between Sony and Disney, allowing Spider-Man to be a part of the Marvel Cinematic Universe and the masterminds at Marvel Studios to help produce the new Spider-Man film franchise.
However, like any good deal, it won't last forever. Once the Spider-Man: Homecoming sequel is released, the deal Sony and Disney struck goes poof. Of course, the two companies could always come to another agreement, especially if the first deal proves to be lucrative for both sides.
Pascal was also asked about the possibility of Spider-Man villain appearing in the MCU. "Nothing precludes anything," she said. "The sky is open right now. And I think that if we can keep this goodwill going, I think it's going to be good for the fans and good for the journalists and the nerds and good for the companies."
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 features Tom Holland, Michael Keaton, Robert Downey Jr., Zendaya, Donald Glover, Jacob Batalon, Laura Harrier, Tony Revolori, Tyne Daly, Bokeem Woodbine, Logan Marshall-Green, and Marisa Tomei.
The film is being directed by Jon Watts (Cop Car), based on a screenplay by Jonathan Goldstein & John Francis Daley (Vacation reboot) and Jon Watts & Christopher Ford and Chris McKenna & Erik Sommers.
Spider-Man: Homecoming will be released on July 7, 2017.
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