In 2017, for the third time in 15 years, Spider-Man will start fresh onscreen. Let's not even mention the fact that the latest, Andrew Garfield–starring iteration happened in 2012 and '14. We'll just move forward.
And forward actually is forward, because Spider-Man, always a Marvel Comics character, has now entered the Marvel Cinematic Universe. We got a teensy glimpse of the webby li'l chap in the Captain America: Civil War trailer, because that movie is going to have as many heroes as The Avengers. Seriously: Ant-Man, Black Widow, Scarlet Witch, Iron Man, Hawkeye, Black Panther, Falcon, War Machine...
So it makes sense that Spider-Man will get some buds for his own movie too. “He is in the universe now, and the fun of the universe is that characters go back and forth,” Marvel Studios president Kevin Feige confirms to Entertainment Weekly.
Spider-Man is due July 7, 2017. It comes from director Jon Watts (Clown, The Onion News Network, um...Cop Car?) and writers Jonathan M. Goldstein (the Horrible Bosses movies, the new Vacation) and John Francis Daley, the Bones actor who also co-wrote the Horrible Bosses flicks and Cloudy With a Chance of Meatballs 2. All your favorite filmmakers!
Kick it with some New York Comic Con cosplayers below: