Look, we’ve been trying to come to terms with the news that Sony and Marvel couldn’t play nice and that Spider-Man will no longer be part of the Marvel Cinematic Universe, but there’s a reason to still feel a glimmer of hope – in the form of a theme park.
See, we know the MCU’s head honcho Kevin Fiege has been arguing that nah, he never intended Spider-Man to be a permanent part of the franchise (although those that saw Far From Home would probably point out that, as conclusions go, it’s not remotely a conclusion).
And there are other hints floating around which suggest that everyone assumed that another mutually-profitable extension of the Marvel-Sony Spider-Man custody agreement was on the cards, but one big one is that there’s going to be an Avengers theme park and Spidey’s totes in it.
More specifically: an Avengers campus is coming to Disneyland in California and Paris, including a Spider-Man ride called “Worldwide Engineering Brigade, aka WEB, huh-huh-huh).
It’ll be alongside a Dr Strange sanctum, what’s being billed as an Ant-Man themed kitchen with foods of unexpected sizes and a Black Panther quinjet ride, with a Guardians of the Galaxy ride slated for Epcot.
And the fact that the attractions so far announced focus on characters which we know the MCU are working on going forward, as opposed to departed heroes like Iron Man, Captain America or Black Widow, we can decide as a community to interpret this as a multi-million dollar investment in Disney assuming they’re getting some rights sorted out.
At least, that’s what we’ve decided to do because we are nothing if not optimists when it comes to Marvel. JOIN US.