British actor Andrew Garfield has been the most recent actor to play the arachnid super-hero
Sony Pictures and the Walt Disney company have agreed to share custody of Spider-Man, in a deal that means the web-slinging superhero could appear in a future Avengers movie.
The deal comes after Sony’s Amazing Spider-Man 2 under-performed at the box office last year.
Despite a respectable $709m (£465m) box office haul, it was the lowest-grossing of Sony’s five Spider-Man films so far.
The character could now appear Marvel films such as Iron Man and Thor.
However, the timing of the deal makes it likely his first outing will be in 2017’s Captain America: Winter Soldier. The character already appears in the comic book version of the story.
Marvel will then co-produce the next solo Spider-Man outing, financed by Sony Pictures, which will be released in 2017.
Spider-Man could be seen with Captain America, Thor and Iron Man in a future Avengers film
Kevin Feige, the Marvel boss who has overseen 10 consecutive box office blockbusters, including Avengers Assemble and Guardians of the Galaxy, will be involved in all future creative decisions about Spider-Man.
He will work alongside Amy Pascal, the Sony executive who recently stood down following a cyber-attack that saw her private emails leaked.
Doubts for Garfield
Fans have been clamouring for Spider-Man to join Marvel’s roster on the big screen for more than a decade.
Spider-Man has teamed up with Marvel’s other superheroes in print
The character is part of the Marvel’s comic book empire, but Sony has owned the film rights since 1999, when it paid a reported $7m (£4.6m).
Evil Dead director Sam Raimi first brought the character to the big screen, with Tobey Maguire in the lead role.
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Source:: BBC Entertainment