The Marvel Cinematic Universe did something genuinely remarkable with The Infinity Saga, as it's now called. Faced with the challenge of building a franchise without its two most popular character sets, the X-Men and the Spider-Verse, it set about turning B-listers like Iron Man and Captain America into household names. But even though the MCU has succeeded beyond anyone's wildest expectations, Spider-Man remains its biggest draw. That's why fans are hanging onto every fact about the franchise's upcoming project, Spider-Man 3, that they can.
Before the MCU even existed, Sony was the leading production studio in making Marvel films. The release of the original Spider-Man starring Tobey Maguire as the titular webslinger in 2002 was arguably the moment the superhero craze of the last two decades took off. (Meanwhile, the failure of 2006's Spider-Man 3 is supposedly what inspired Marvel to start its own studio.)
But even though the MCU has thus far treated current star Tom Holland as *the* canonical Spider-Man, sweeping the older franchises under the rug, fans haven't been so quick to let go. Moreover, the recent rumors about the as-yet-untitled Sony-MCU Spider-Man 3 collaboration point to a film that will tie all three Spider-Man versions to appear on the big screen thus far into one happy family.
However, despite the hype, Holland has insisted the rumors aren't real. Here's what's known so far: