Could Spider-Man really come over to Marvel's movie universe?

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In the Ultimate Spider-Man cartoon, Spidey already rubs shoulders with Agent Coulson and the rest of the Marvel Universe. But in his live-action movies, he's on his own — because the films are made by Sony, and don't cross over with Marvel's own in-house productions. But that could change.

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Over at Forbes, there's a highly speculative and quite possibly crazypants article saying that after Sony puts out Amazing Spider-Man 3 and 4, they'll probably renegotiate with Marvel. And, in a nutshell, Marvel will probably make them an offer too good to refuse, to take Spider-Man back into the Marvel fold so he can appear in future Avengers movies.

You should head over to Forbes and read the article — which is full of detailed reasoning, based on future profit potentials — but the crux seems to be that Sony would probably need to reboot the Spider-Man movies for a third time after a fourth Spidey movie starring Andrew Garfield. And that's a gamble. Meanwhile, Marvel would have an incentive to offer Sony a really lucrative deal, with way less risk, to take Spidey back and let him team up with Tony Stark and the Hulk. Pure speculation — but it might be true, depending largely on what the superhero movie landscape even looks like five years from now. [Forbes]

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StoneColdSteveUrkel
StoneColdSteveUrkel

Spider-Man, Fantastic Four, X-Men all need to been in the same sphere as the Avengers and Co.

The WORLD needs a scene with Reed Richards, Tony Stark, Bruce Banner and Professor Xavier just....talking.

But with that being said...I am STAUNCHLY of the opinion that Spider-Man does NOT belong in the Avengers. And neither does Wolverine. Period.