After last night's bombshell news that Sony's Spider-Man will officially join the Marvel Cinematic Universe, new details have come in from the Wall Street Journal, which confirm that Spider-Man's first appearance will be in next year's Captain America: Civil War. Marvel and Sony's joint announcement last night only confirmed that the web-slinger will appear in an unspecified Marvel movie, although many speculated that it would be Captain America: Civil War, since the character is featured in the comic book that this Phase Three adventure is based on.
The site also reveals that Andrew Garfield, who played Peter Parker/Spider-Man in 2012's The Amazing Spider-Man and last year's The Amazing Spider-Man 2, will not be back, and Marvel and Sony will re-cast the role. Spider-Man's appearance in Captain America: Civil War will pave the way for a new Spider-Man movie, which both Sony and Marvel are producing, which has been set for release on July 28, 2017. Last night's announcement revealed that Sony, "will continue to finance, distribute, own and have final creative control of the Spider-Man films."
Neither Marvel nor Disney have officially confirmed this news just yet. Now that we know Andrew Garfield will not 'likely' be back, many fans are wondering whether this new web-slinger will be Peter Parker or Miles Morales. In the Civil War comic book, it was the Peter Parker version of Spider-Man, but since both Sony and Marvel are completely rebooting Spider-Man for the third time in 13 years, it's possible they may go in a completely different direction this time. Production on Captain America: Civil War is slated to begin production later this year, but it isn't known when Marvel and Sony will announce who the new Spider-Man will be. Who do you think should play the next Spider-Man?