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Spiderman Joins Marvel Studios, Exponentially More Superhero Spinoffs Now

Here’s a move sure to breathe new life into a tiring franchise. Marvel Studios cut a deal to deliver Spiderman back into its Marvel universe, joining Robert Downey Jr.’s Iron Man and Chris Evans’ Captain America. Sony and Marvel now plan to team up for a new “Spider-Man” movie.

The new film will hit theaters on July 28, 2017. As part of the deal, the character will appear in an upcoming Marvel Studios film (there are several such releases in the next two years), giving the rebooted character a huge promotional launching pad. It’s also possible, the companies said, that Marvel Studios characters will in turn appear in this or other “Spider-Man”-centric films, completing the circle.

Say bye-bye to Andrew Garfield and his penis-taping Spiderman. Variety magazine came up with a couple of stars to fill the red and blue costume. Donald Glover anyone?

Andrew Garfield may have proved his love for the character at San Diego Comic-Con, but his portrayal of the web slinger just wasn’t what fans were looking for, especially as Peter Parker. As Sony and Marvel look to reboot the series, a number of other actors could be great for the role, including Donald Glover, Dylan O’Brien and Logan Lerman. Why not Zac Efron?

Zac Efron as Spiderman. That could actually work. As long as Efron stays off the coke.

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As long as they quit shoving (more like shoehorning) the Hob Goblin into the movies.

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