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On Screen: Marvel and Sony Playing Nice

With the recent announcement that Sony has found their Peter Parker/Spider-Man and Director (Casting Call: Hello Spider-Man) the question comes to mind Will Marvel Cinematic characters appear in the stand alone Spider-Man movie?  We know that Spider-Man will been seen in Marvels Captain America: Civil War, but who will cross-over if we are now in shared universe? In a recent article by Gregg Killday of The Hollywood Reporter. Killday sat down with Marvel Studios President Kevin Feige to not only discuss the upcoming Ant-Man movie, but also discuss the the joint effort in bringing Sony and Marvel Studios together.

"After Civil War, how much will Marvel be involved in Sony's Spider-Man movie?

FEIGE- Well, we're producing it for Sony. It's exciting, and we're treating it like we treat all of our films. To try to make the best version now of Spider-Man and a version of Spider-Man that inhabits this universe that we've created. We're in lockstep with [Sony Motion Picture Group chairman] Tom Rothman and [producer] Amy Pascal at every turn.

So some of your Marvel characters will show up in the Sony Spider-Man movies?

FEIGE- Specifics of the story aside, the agreement that has been made between Sony and Marvel is that we could do that.

Do you risk giving up any of your autonomy by working with Sony?

FEIGE- Without getting into the contracts, it's definitely a Sony picture, produced by Marvel Studios. We've been working with each other for a number of months now. It's been just as healthy as any of our internal discussions. We just look at it as having additional team members. We wouldn't want to do it if we couldn't do it in the way we've done all the other movies, and I think that's what Sony wants from us."

So at no time does Feige say none of the Marvel characters will appear in the stand alone Spider-man movie, but their is a possibility they could.  It would only be fitting to see some characters show up due to the outcome of Civil War and depending on who's side Spider-Man is on could depend on who we see, but at this time we can just speculate.

According to BoxOfficeMoJo.com the Marvel universe continues to build in ticket sales, which is good news for Sony because with the success of Marvel movies creating a shared universe should help Sony bring viewers back to the theater and join the Marvel cinematic universe hit parade.

Rank Title (click to view) Studio Gross / Theaters Opening / Theaters Date
1 Marvel's The Avengers BV $623,357,910 4,349 $207,438,708 4,349 5/4/12
2 Avengers: Age of Ultron BV $450,162,782 4,276 $191,271,109 4,276 5/1/15
3 Iron Man 3 BV $409,013,994 4,253 $174,144,585 4,253 5/3/13
4 Guardians of the Galaxy BV $333,176,600 4,088 $94,320,883 4,080 8/1/14
5 Iron Man Par. $318,412,101 4,154 $98,618,668 4,105 5/2/08
6 Iron Man 2 Par. $312,433,331 4,390 $128,122,480 4,380 5/7/10
7 Captain America: The Winter Soldier BV $259,766,572 3,938 $95,023,721 3,938 4/4/14
8 Thor: The Dark World BV $206,362,140 3,841 $85,737,841 3,841 11/8/13
9 Thor Par. $181,030,624 3,963 $65,723,338 3,955 5/6/11
10 Captain America: The First Avenger Par. $176,654,505 3,715 $65,058,524 3,715 7/22/11
11 The Incredible Hulk Uni. $134,806,913 3,508 $55,414,050 3,505 6/13/08
TOTAL: $3,405,177,472 - - - -
AVERAGE: $309,561,588 4,043 $114,624,901 4,036 -

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