By: Triston Harlan
Big news this week for those comic book/superhero fans out there. Spiderman has “officially joined the Marvel cinematic universe.” Sounds like a lot of hooplah, right? But no, this is a big deal for a few reasons. Allow me to elaborate.
For a while now, the infamous comic book company, Marvel, has been turning their comic book superheroes into awesome movie masterpieces. The issue, however, is that each different comic book universe is owned by a different company. For example, the Spider-Man movies have been owned by Sony since the 1990s, while the Avengers movies are owned by Disney. Because of this, Spider-Man and let’s say Captain America from the Avengers could never share screen time without being sued like crazy. Now for the big news, Disney has bought out Spider-Man from Sony, so now the two worlds can finally collide. Fans can finally see the web-slinger alongside the Avengers! There are a few not-too-good things about this, though. Andrew Garfield, who played Spider-Man in the two Amazing Spider-Man movies, isn’t likely to continue his role in the Avengers movies. Rumor has it that the director and actors aren’t attached to the new direction that the Spider-Man movies are headed. But don’t let that discourage you, because if this deal proves to be successful for Sony, other companies may stop being so stingy with their franchises. Who knows, maybe one day we’ll see X-Men alongside the Avengers. Keep your fingers crossed!