This week, news broke that a deal had been brokered to allow Sony and Marvel to keep Spider-Man in the MCU, at least for a while longer.  After weeks of people worrying and gnashing their teeth about the loss of the Wall-Crawler and whether they’d ever love again, I found it a little amusing, but it did make me wonder: Were these super-fans truly so upset that they’d stop watching Spider-Man movies if they weren’t in the shared universe anymore?  Have we so quickly forgotten the days when each film had it’s own continuity that might not even make sense from scene to scene, much less over multiple films?  It raises an important issue, one that leads us to today’s friendly neighborhood query…

The MS-QOTD (pronounced, as always, “misquoted”) is also concerned about the unsubstantiated reports that the Sony/Marvel agreement is designed to phase Spidey out of the intricate continuity of the MCU, asking: Would you honestly be less interested in Spider-Man if he weren’t part of the MCU shared universe?


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  1. Yes but mainly because only one studio seems to be able to keep the quality high. I don’t think I watched any of the recent Spiderman movies to the joint venture because they were so bad. Also, it is nice to see some of the characters interact across the universe.

  2. Lemmy Caution (@_Lemmy_Caution) on

    Yes, but my interest in any of these movies is marginal at best. I pretty much just Netflix them years later and fast forward to the action scenes.

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