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Why Isn’t Spider-Man an Avenger?

avengersThere will come a day when your darling little boy will come to you with a question. You’ll see it coming and you’ll think, “So. The moment of truth has arrived.” Your little boy will turn his face to yours and ask, “Mommy, why isn’t Spider-Man in The Avengers?”

Spider-Man has been an Avenger. In the comic books and cartoons Spidey has joined forces with Iron Man, Captain America, and The Hulk. But he’s not part of the latest Marvel Avenger team which includes Hawkeye, Black Widow, The Hulk, Captain America, Iron Man, and Thor.

It sure would be fun to see Spider-Man linked into the Marvel Universe.

But the truth is, Sony owns Spider-Man and Disney owns The Avengers. In a perfect world we wouldn’t have to worry about who owns the rights to all the Marvel franchises. But we don’t live in a perfect world. And, I’m sorry, but that’s what you’re going to have to tell your son.

Take heart! There are two more Spidey movies in the works now through Sony. Andrew Garfield has breathed new life into the series and the spoiler-y photos from the film set with Emma Stone dressed in Gwen Stacy’s iconic death outfit have left fans as eager as ever to find out how the story will unfold.

Elsewhere in the Marvel Universe, Thor’s Dark World is grossing over 86 million dollars at the box office, Captain America’s Winter Soldier will be released this April, and The Avengers are poised for a reunion in 2015. The X-Men, who have also served as Avengers from time to time, are licensed by Fox. X-Men: Days of Future Past rolls out this May.

Find out more about the way the Marvel Studio franchises work right here.

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