Well, we thought it was going to be more of a fifty-fifty thing, but it looks like Marvel will have complete creative control over Spider-Man: Homecoming.
This is what Marvel Head Honcho extraordinaire Kevin Feige revealed in an interview with HeyUGuys during the Captain America: Civil War press junket in London. As you guys may already know, Marvel and Sony entered into a groundbreaking inter-studio deal for the next Spider-Man movie, finally making the wall-crawler an integral part of the Marvel Cinematic Universe.
Feige also confirmed which characters are not in Civil War, saying “Both Thor and Hulk are not in this movie. You will learn where they are in the next Thor movie, Thor: Ragnarok. We start filming that in two months.” Check out Chris Hemsworth's hilarious response to the God of Thunder and the Jade Giant being left out of the movie:
Same thing about Samuel L. Jackson’s Nick Fury, who's missing-in-action from the superhero showdown. What’s interesting, however, is that Feige mentioned that we’ll get to see the former director of S.H.I.E.L.D. before Avengers: Infinity War hits. “You’ll see him not in [Thor: Ragnarok], but an upcoming movie,” said Feige.
So, what are the upcoming movies on Marvel’s Phase 3 slate he could pop up in before Infinity War – Part I rolls around in movie theaters on May 4, 2018? The likely candidates include Doctor Strange (Nov. 4), Spider-Man: Homecoming (July 7, 2017), and Black Panther (Feb. 16, 2018). I'm not including Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 (May 5, 2017) here because I think it's rather unlikely Nick Fury will show up for that one. But eh, never say never, right?
Now, back to the piece de resistance! When Feige talked about the deal brokered with Sony, the Marvel Studios president broke the news that yes, Marvel will have creative control over the new Spidey movie:
“Well, I’ve known all those people for a very long time. Amy Pascal, Tom Rothman, who runs Sony now, I’ve known for years. So, it’s been great. They really are supportive in allowing us to make the creative decisions to make [Spider-Man: Homecoming], but they’ve been great partners. So far so good on that movie.”
Well, that's pretty good news, don't you think? Are you excited to learn that Marvel will "run the show" for Spider-Man: Homecoming?