Spider-Man is finally coming home to Marvel’s Cinematic Universe this summer, in his own feature length film. While there are questions about Spidey’s future as a film property of both Marvel and Sony, Marvel Studios head Kevin Feige says the web-slinging, teenage hero isn’t going anywhere soon.
Feige told The Hollywood Reporter that the studio has plans to keep Spider-Man in as many Marvel movies as possible, but confirmed the hero would at least stick around for the fourth Avengers movie and a sequel to this summer’s Homecoming. Spider-Man is also confirmed for Avengers: Infinity War, which is slated to be released on May 4, 2018.
Although this isn’t too surprising, considering actor Tom Holland previously confirmed that he had signed a contract for six stints as Spider-Man with three of those titles being stand-alone Spider-Man movies, this hasn’t stopped people from asking how much leeway Sony would give Marvel with the character.
“That's as far as it goes for now,” Feige said when asked about other potential projects.
The CEO also reiterated that although Marvel and Spider-Man would share a close relationship on the live-action front, the studio was in no way involved with other Spider-Man spinoffs. Sony recently announced that it was moving ahead with an animated, theatrical Spider-Man movie focusing on Miles Morales. The film will be directed by Chris Miller and Phil Lord, but won’t have any connection to the Marvel universe.
Spider-Man made his debut in the MCU last year in Captain America: Civil War but Homecoming will be his first full-length feature movie.
Spider-Man: Homecoming will be released on July 7.