We’re getting a sixth Spider-Man movie, and this time Marvel is on board as co-collaborator. But what does this mean for Black Panther and Captain Marvel, the only movies in Marvel’s roster that aren’t being led by white dudes?
They’re getting pushed back to make room for Spider-Man. Black Panther, which was originally scheduled for November 3, 2017, is getting a new release date of July 6, 2018. And Captain Marvel has been pushed back to November 2, 2018. Inhumans will open in theaters on July 12, 2019.
Black Panther a.k.a. T’Challa (Chadwick Boseman) is still set to make his debut in Captain America: Civil War, however. So at least we’ll get a glimpse of him before he goes on to lead his own solo movie. If Marvel chooses to incorporate Spider-Man in Civil War, then I wonder how T’Challa’s role — as well as other character’s — will change.
But the new release dates aren’t the only reason I’m having a bit of a mixed reaction to the news that Sony and Marvel are teaming up to produce a solo Spider-Man movie. I’m not sure that the Marvel cinematic universe even needs Spider-Man right now. He’s a big character that calls for a lot of attention, but I would rather Marvel focus on their other characters — like Black Panther and Captain Marvel, for example.
Not to mention I’m a little burnt out on seeing Spider-Man on the big-screen. We’ve gotten so many Spider-Man movies in the span of a few years (2002, 2004, 2007, 2012, 2014), and now they’re going to reboot the franchise again? Unless Marvel decides to go with Miles Morales as their Spider-Man, I’m not that excited about this news.
How do you feel about Spider-Man joining the Marvel cinematic universe?
Now, Marvel should announce that their Spidey for the cinematic universe is Miles Morales. That would be truly epic and groundbreaking.
— Jeff Cannata (@jeffcannata) February 10, 2015