Sony Pictures have denied reports of Spider-Man's role in Marvel's hit sequel Avengers: Infinity Wars.
A Sony Pictures representative dismissed such speculations by calling it an "old rumor" with "no validity whatsoever," reported Comic Book Resources.
A report in Latino Review stated that a deal has been struck that will bring Spider-Man to Marvel Studios in time for the two-part Avengers: Infinity War event.
The website said that talks between Marvel and Sony have finally yielded results after the recent Sony hack controversy.
"I don't have the exact details nor a paper trail, but I'm told we'll see an MCU Spider-Man in Infinity Wars Part 1, as that was the next logical place to insert him after they missed the window to logically include him in Civil War," the website quoted a sources as saying.
Previously, leaked emails from the Sony hack revealed that Marvel approached Sony about taking over the Spider-Man franchise, including Peter Parker's character in Marvel Civil War.
According to The Wall Street Journal, Marvel wanted to make a new trilogy of Spider-Man films that would allow Sony to retain some "creative control, marketing, and distribution [rights]".
Marvel also wanted Spider-Man to appear in the upcoming Captain America: Civil War movie, which will see Chris Evans' character go head-to-head with Iron Man.
The report claimed that several mails were exchanged between Sony's motion picture chief Amy Pascal, various Sony executives, and Marvel/Walt Disney owner Robert Iger among others.