Now that the cat’s out of the bag that the world’s most popular web-slinger has officially become a part of the Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU), there’s only one other thing to expect – more Spidey-related news. Firstly, the timing of the deal means Spider-Man’s likely to make his first Marvel movie appearance in “Captain America: Civil War“, but it also means that Marvel is now in more control of the next Spidey film.

Just as well, Latino-Review recently reported that Marvel has tapped Drew Goddard to write and direct the upcoming Spider-Man film, which is slated to be released in 2017. Goddard, who was originally onboard to direct the standalone “Sinister Six” spinoff, will be involved in making Spider-Man fit to join the Avengers, along with building up his conflict with the Sinister Six in the long run.

Drew Goddard & Joss Whedon
Joss Whedon & Drew Goddard

Note: Previously, Goddard co-wrote his directorial debut “The Cabin in the Woods” with current Marvel heavyweight Joss Whedon (2012’s “The Avengers” director), so him being pulled into the project makes sense. They’ve also previously worked on TV series “Buffy the Vampire Slayer” and “Angel” together.

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And that’s not all.

Latino-Review’s source confirmed that the new Spidey series will be titled, “The Spectacular Spider-Man” – fitting since it draws its name from the yet another long-running Spider-Man book.

The Spectacular Spider-Man
The Spectacular Spider-Man Vol 1 (Source: The Spectacular Spider-Man Wikipedia)

The first film of the franchise will reportedly involve Spider-Man fighting Iron Man as an “audition” for his eventual spot on the Avengers roster.

Some key things to look for in the new series are such as:

  • No new origin story, Spidey exists from the beginning, taken as a given.
  • New actor, probably an unknown, he will be specifically based in High School and they want him to be able to grow up into the role.  The thought being if this works, Spidey can do multiple trilogies for years ala Harry Potter.
  • A major part of the first film will involve Spider- Man fighting Iron Man and then trying to pass the “audition” to join the Avengers.
  • The first film will involved the Sinister Six coming together with the thought to later maybe spin them off.
  • Meanwhile, the seeds for an eventual “Sinister Six” film will be set, with the plan to potentially spin them off in the future.

Marvel Studios’ Kevin Feige will produce the film along with Sony Pictures‘ Amy Pascal “in what is envisioned as a 3-part series to come out over consecutive summers”.

Hmm. We’d take this with a pinch of salt for now if we were you because neither Marvel nor Sony have commented on the news.

The Amazing Spider-Man Marvel

Meanwhile, Sony Pictures is apparently looking for a much young actor to replace Andrew Garfield, who may or may not have already left the film franchise. An African American Spider-Man, maybe? Deets here.

For the full MCU movies slate, go here.

Sources: Latino-Review, The Verge, IGN.

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