Fans should not lose hope of seeing Spider Man in Marvel's Captain America 3: Civil War, just yet. Recent reports suggest that Spidey could still become part of Marvel's Cinematic Universe and join The Avengers.
According to Latino Review, Sony Entertainment (which currently holds the rights to Spider Man) and Marvel Studios are currently negotiating a deal to share the rights at a 60/40 split.
However, as per the report, Marvel's not inclined to give Sony creative control over the character, "nor planning on honoring the contracts with Sony's Spider-Stars."
Which essentially means that if the deal works out, current Spider Man star Andrew Garfield will no longer play the superhero on screen. The website also reports that Marvel intends to start the franchise with a clean slate and move away from the romantic love story angle which was a strong part of the earlier films.
"If the Marvel/Sony deal were to go forward, Andrew Garfield would no longer be Peter Parker and any baggage from existing films, Raimi or Webb, would be non-canonical, Marvel doesn't want any part of those films.
"The idea is that the Spider-Man romance movie has been played out over five installments, so any new Spider-Man film would focus more on the difficulties of being a teenager, with the romantic element as just a side story.
"Marvel also thinks that the origin story is well-trodden territory, so any Spider-Man movies under this deal would begin with Peter Parker already leading a dual life. Spider-Man making his debut in Captain America: Civil War is still a distinct possibility and would serve as the character's introduction to the Marvel Cinematic Universe."