As most have heard by now Spider-Man is finally going to join the MCU and will be sharing the screen with Iron Man, Thor and the rest of his Avengers teammates.
We can all take a huge sigh of relief and thank the Sony hack that happened back around the release of The Interview because one piece of information that came out of there was that Marvel and Sony had briefly had talks about the web slinger finding his way into the MCU with Sony turning the idea down, which caused insane fan frustration.
Now a deal has officially been worked out that will have Spider-Man’s next on screen appearance be through a Marvel film in the MCU and afterwards Sony will work on and release more solo Spider-Man films. Sony Pictures will still finance, distribute, own and have final creative control over the character, but Kevin Feige and Amy Pascal will co-produce the individual Spidey films to make sure they are well done and fall in with the tone and quality of the other Marvel films.
The first Spider-Man film is already locked in for a July 28, 2017 release and Marvel has even pushed the release dates of their scheduled Black Panther and Inhumans films back to 2018 and 2019 to clear the way and put more attention on Spider-Man. The solo Spidey film will be paired up with Thor:Ragnarok, which is planned for a November 3, 2017 release and continues the two Marvel movies a year plan going.
There’s been no word yet on how the character will make his MCU debut, but many would assume Peter pops up in Captain America:Civil War that is coming out next year. Spider-Man is a huge part of the original Civil War comic story and it would be a dream come true for fans to see Spidey in this role on screen. If this plan has been in the works for awhile, there is a very minimal chance that the post credits scene for Avengers: Age of Ultron will feature Parker and surprise fans with an instant tease; however, the actor (assuming Andrew Garfield is being replaced) would have already needed to have been selected and shot scenes with the movie releasing in only a couple of months.