Under the partnership, Spider-Man will first appear in a Marvel film from Marvel's Cinematic Universe. Then, Sony will release the next installment in its Spider-Man film series on July 28, 2017.
"Spider-Man is one of Marvel's great characters, beloved around the world," says Bob Iger, chairman and chief executive officer, The Walt Disney Company. "We're thrilled to work with Sony Pictures to bring the iconic web-slinger into the Marvel Cinematic Universe, which opens up fantastic new opportunities for storytelling and franchise building."
The Sony film will be co-produced by Kevin Feige and his team at Marvel alongside Amy Pascal, who oversaw the franchise launch for the studio 13 years ago. Together, they will collaborate on a new creative direction for the web slinger.
Sony Pictures will continue to finance, distribute, own and have final creative control of
"We always want to collaborate with the best and most successful filmmakers to grow our franchises and develop our characters," says Michael Lynton, chairman and chief executive, Sony Pictures Entertainment. "Marvel, Kevin Feige and Amy, who helped orchestrate this deal, are the perfect team to help produce the next chapter of Spider-Man. This is the right decision for the franchise, for our business, for Marvel and for the fans."
Marvel and Sony Pictures are also exploring opportunities to integrate characters from Marvel movies into future Spider-Man films.
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