Sony Replies To Spider-Man Rumors; Says There's "No Validity Whatsoever"
UPDATE: Sony has denied this rumor to Comic Book Resources. After Latino Review ran a long news article and speculation piece yesterday that said the long-discussed Spider-Man deal was already completed, but a representative for Sony told Comic Book Resources that it was "an old rumor" and that there was "no validity whatsoever" to it.
Latino Review's Dave Gonzalez has posted his weekly column, and has revealed a LOT of new details about Marvel Studios' upcoming slate of movies. Though Dave is usually right on this sort of thing you have to take it with a grain of salt it's just a rumor for now. So potential SPOILERS ahead!
So first off, we better address that headline: According to Dave, the "deal went through" and Spider-Man will indeed be a part of Avengers: Infinity War Part 1. Rumors of Andrew Garfield or Tobey Maguire (Tobey Maguire seriously??) reprising the role have been put to bed too -- this will be a brand new actor. He also has the details on the films that lead up to that highly anticipated cinematic event.
Once More, Some Potentially MASSIVE SPOILERS Below!!
Okay, so it seems Steve Rogers is gonna die at the end of Captain America: Civil War. Word is it's the revelation that Bucky was responsible for Howard Stark's death that triggers the bad blood between Rogers and Tony, and the end result is Crossbones taking out the Star Spangled Avenger.
Info on what happens to Iron Man is vague, but it sounds as if he'll wind up in space somehow. In Thor: Ragnarok, lots of Asgardians will die and be resurrected, and the God of Thunder will be confined to a "galactic prison". This takes 3 of the main Avengers out of the picture for Infinity War Part 1, which will focus on a completely new team, along with Spidey of course! The roster is not yet finalized apparently, but some potentials include: Quicksilver, Scarlet Witch, Vision, Black Panther, Dr. Strange, Ant-Man, Wasp, Captain Marvel, Luke Cage, Daredevil, Iron Fist, Jewel/Power Woman, any Guardian of the Galaxy, and any Inhuman.
All classic Avengers will be absent from this lineup because the plan is to bring them back for Infinity War Part 2... yes, even the deceased Stevie Rogers. There's some more speculation as to how the likes of Black Panther and Doctor Strange could fit in?
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