Typical, isn't it? I go AFK for a couple of days and the biggest news of the year in superhero cinema breaks: Sony and Marvel have reached an accord where Spider-Man can appear in the Marvel Cinematic Universe.
Spidey is to appear in an upcoming MCU movie (presumably Captain America: Civil War) and the then have his own movie - back at Sony - in 2017.
"Marvel and Sony Pictures are also exploring opportunities to integrate characters from the MCU into future Spider-Man films."Read the full press release over at Marvel.com.
Meanwhile Marvel has also shuffled the release dates of four of its movies (Thor: Ragnarok, Captain Marvel, Black Panther and Inhumans) to accommodate this new team-up and I wouldn't be suprised if we didn't see some more announcements down the line.
Now, Marvel just needs to get The Fantastic Four back.
Personally I'm happy with The X-Men remaining at Twentieth Century Fox as, X-Men: Last Stand aside, they've been really good pictures and I've always seen the X-Men as in their own 'bubble universe' adjacent to the true Marvel Universe anyway.
Which isn't to say I'd be opposed to an X-Men vs The Avengers flick somewhere down the line...