You will believe that a man can shoot white goo.
In a surprising turn of events, Sony and Marvel have inked a deal to bring Spider-Man into the larger Marvel cinematic universe. Sony will retain distribution rights and full creative approval over the character, who will appear in a new film in 2017 and will likely show up in future Marvel properties.
I’d like to say I can’t believe I missed this one, but I’m gobsmacked. The best twists are the ones that are right in front of you the whole time. Spider-Man returning to the MCU was always just a matter of time and money, but the swerve where Amy Pascal “steps down” to head a side studio, for all the world looking like she’s retiring in disgrace, only to have the “project” be to oversee the Sony/Marvel joint production of Spider-Man…that’s a twist! Who’s writing this? Triple H? All we need is X-Pac jumping up and down behind Feige and Pascal, crotch-chopping wildly.
In our defense, I’d say that it’s hard sometimes to see the obvious when you’re up to your neck in it. To us, up close, it’s just a bunch of dots but to someone standing far away, “Hey, it’s Abe Lincoln!” We should have seen this coming.
Much more on this, hopefully, as it develops. And, in my professional capacity as a journalist…SQUEEEEEEEEEEE!